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Inside the Issues: Transition to Digital TV - February 17, 2009


Television is going digital on February 17, 2009 and that means big changes for consumers, broadcasters and equipment manufacturers. Learn more about what this means for you. Read More

News Release: Consumers Union Calls on NTIA, Congress to Address Expiration of DTV Converter Coupons

Washington, DC— Consumers Union calls on the National Telecommunications and Information Administration (NTIA) and Congress to address the problem of the 90 day expiration date on the government issued coupons to purchase digital converter boxes. Read More

News Release: Texas, California Most Affected by Digital TV Transition, According to CU Report

Washington, D.C. –Five of the largest cities in Texas will be among the most affected cities in the transition to digital broadcast in February, 2009, according to a new Consumers Union report based on Nielsen data. Read More

News Release: Consumers Confused about DTV Transition

Washington, DC— There is major confusion among consumers about the transition to digital television (DTV) set to occur in 2009, according to testimony by Consumers Union, nonprofit publisher of Consumer Reports magazine before the House of Representatives Energy and Commerce's Subcommittee on Telecommunications and the Internet. Read More

News Release: 74% of Consumers Who Know About Digital TV Transition Have Major Misconceptions, Consumer Reports Survey Finds

Washington, DC— There is major confusion among consumers about the looming transition to digital television (DTV), according to a new survey from Consumer Reports National Research Center. Seventy four percent of respondents who said they were aware of the upcoming transition had serious misconceptions of its impact. Read More
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