digital TV

  • DTV transition: More than 4 million still not ready

    Posted March 26, 2009 - 2:15 pm

    Lawmakers say they're still concerned about the DTV transition in the U.S.
  • Digital TV Switch Coming Tuesday For Many, Despite Delay

    Posted February 15, 2009 - 11:30 am

    Hundreds of broadcast stations will switch to digital on the original Feb. 17 deadline. That means millions of Americans with analog TVs may see only snow on their favorite channels come Tuesday. Nearly 500 stations say they intend to switch to digital broadcasts that day, despite a recent Congressional vote to delay the transition until June 12.
  • DTV delay receives mixed reactions

    Posted February 5, 2009 - 6:03 pm

    The U.S. House of Representatives' vote Wednesday to delay a national transition from analog to digital television until June may cause a shortage in digital converter boxes and will delay some new wireless services aimed at consumers, some critics said.
  • House approves DTV delay until June

    Posted February 4, 2009 - 6:21 pm

    The U.S. House of Representatives has voted to delay a transition to all-digital television broadcasts until June 12, in an effort to prevent millions of residents from losing their TV signals.
  • Chairman: FCC has no coherent plan for DTV

    Posted January 30, 2009 - 4:21 pm

    The U.S. will have significant problems switching from analog to digital TV if the transition goes forward as scheduled on Feb. 17, the recently appointed acting chairman of the FCC said Friday.
  • Digital TV delay hits bump in road

    Posted January 28, 2009 - 8:55 pm

    The House failed to pass a bill that would delay the transition to digital TV, but another vote could happen next week.
  • Digital Converters and VCRs

    Posted January 28, 2009 - 3:17 pm

    The question: Can I record programs on my VCR after broadcast television switches to all digital?
  • House defeats bill to delay digital TV transition

    Posted January 28, 2009 - 2:36 pm

    The House has defeated a bill to postpone the upcoming transition from analog to digital television broadcasting by four months to June 12.
  • Senate OKs 4-month delay to digital TV changeover

    Posted January 26, 2009 - 11:05 pm

    The Senate on Monday voted unanimously to postpone the upcoming transition from analog to digital television broadcasting by four months to June 12 -- setting the stage for Congress to pass the proposal as early as Tuesday.
  • DTV transition gains steam as Qualcomm pushes back

    Posted January 22, 2009 - 10:40 am

    Opposition to a later deadline for the U.S. digital-TV transition is fading, though mobile technology company Qualcomm is holding fast.
  • TV converter boxes: What you need to know

    Posted January 20, 2009 - 1:42 pm

    If you get your TV signal through an antenna instead of cable or a satellite dish, and your television isn't already showing you digital as well as analog stations, you will need a converter box. Which box should you choose? How do you connect it? Find out here.
  • Quiz: He said what? (an oddly informative news quiz)

    Posted January 16, 2009 - 3:06 pm

    Why is $2.4 billion is an important number? How much 3-D do you have if there's 3 times more? Who needs some friggin' breathing room? Who expected a certain percentage of nutters and nudies? Answers to these questions and more in this week's news quiz.
  • Hawaii takes closely watched digital TV plunge

    Posted January 15, 2009 - 5:11 pm

    Hawaiians were getting ready for the state's shutdown of analog TV signals Thursday, more than a month before the rest of the country is scheduled to complete the now-contentious switch to digital.
  • FAQ: The Transition to Digital Television

    Posted January 13, 2009 - 6:01 pm

    The biggest change to television broadcasting since the advent of color will occur on Tuesday, February 17, when radio towers will start sending a digital signal--though Congress is currently debating whether to postpone the date. Here are some common questions about the transition, and the answers you need to know.
  • Moving DTV deadline a bad idea, says FCC's Martin

    Posted January 11, 2009 - 7:39 pm

    Moving the February 17 deadline for the switchover to digital TV would create confusion, FCC chairman Kevin Martin said at CES on Saturday.
  • Digital TV converter program out of money

    Posted January 6, 2009 - 5:25 pm

    A U.S. government program providing vouchers for digital television converters to people whose TV sets will stop working on Feb. 17 has run out of money.
  • FCC cancels meeting after warning

    Posted December 14, 2008 - 3:17 pm

    The FCC cancelled a Dec. 18 meeting after two lawmakers warned the agency it should focus on the digital TV transition.
  • AMD sells digital TV business to Broadcom

    Posted August 25, 2008 - 11:37 am

    Advanced Micro Devices (AMD) has agreed to sell its digital TV business to Broadcom for $192.8 million, as the chip maker fights to return to profitability, the companies announced Monday.
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