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September 9, 2008

DTV2009: Wilmington Kills Off Analog For Good

office_switch.jpgYesterday Wilmington, North Carolina became the first US TV market to go all-digital. Never to return to boring old analog, Wilmington is the first American market to make the digital switch in what will be a massive transition February 17, 2009. FCC Chairman Kevin Martin was on hand to flip a symbolic switch yesterday morning and was happy with the first day-of the 180, 000 residents affected, the switch only generated a few hundred problem calls, mainly to do with simple issues such as converter box setup and antenna problems.

The digital television transition has been ordered by Congress to be completed by February 17, 2009 to open up spectrum for mobile data transmissions and a dedicated public safety network. Check out our help guide for all the information you need to make sure you're prepared.

Via USA Today

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Posted by Justin Davey at September 9, 2008 5:06 AM

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Viva la revolution..?

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