Digital TV deadline looms [Louisville Courier-Journal]
We're just 4 days away and counting from the digital television transition. Today the Courier-Journal published an article about how television viewers in the Louisville area are preparing for DTV. According to the Nielsen Company's surveys of Louisville area viewers, around 97.6 percent are already prepared for the digital transition, either because they have cable service, a digital converter box for their TVs or televisions with a digital tuner. It was less clear if those homes that were deemed to be "prepared" by Nielsen were, indeed, prepared on all of their TV's. I'm afraid the answer to that will not be answered until this weekend, at the earliest.
The article indicates that there are a few households that definitely still aren't prepared. The writer of this article interviewed two Louisville area television viewers that were making their final DTV preparations this week, both heading out to the store in the final days before the deadline to purchase a new television with a digital tuner. While that's one way of preparing for the digital transition - and a great excuse to get a brand new television, it's not the only way that you can prepare for digital television broadcasts.
Television viewers with all the TVs in their home connected to cable are already prepared for the digital transition, with the added benefit of not having to purchase a new TV or digital converter boxes for each TV in their home. Plus, they have access to some great programming options that just aren't available on over-the-air broadcasts. If you've waited until the last week before the DTV switch over, give us a call. We'd be glad to be your DTV solution.