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Frequently Asked Questions

  • What is the switch to digital television (DTV)?

  • Why is the switch to digital television happening?

  • I watch TV for free with no cable or satellite service. Do I need to take action to switch to DTV?

  • I have a new digital TV. Do I need to take action to switch to DTV?

  • How do I tell if my TV set is analog or digital?

  • Do I need to buy a new TV to watch digital television?

  • How do I choose the right converter box for my TV?

  • Has anyone tested the quality of different converter boxes?

  • What if I choose to buy a new TV?

  • What is high-definition TV?

  • Do I need to buy a new antenna to watch digital TV?

  • I subscribe to cable or satellite. Do I need to take action to switch to DTV?

  • Do I need to subscribe to a cable or satellite service to get digital TV?

  • I have a portable, battery-powered analog TV. Will I be able to use it to watch broadcast TV after the switch to digital?

  • Will my VCR or DVD player/recorder work with a digital converter box?

  • Will I be able to use my camcorder and/or gaming console with a digital television set?

  • Will I still see closed captioning on my OPB digital channels?

  • Will I still be able to use parental controls like the V-chip with digital TV?

  • Will there be an effort to recycle the old analog TVs that are being replaced by digital TVs?

  • What will happen if I don't switch to digital TV?

  • I have more questions about how to make the switch to digital TV. What should I do?

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