is commencing digital TV broadcast, by law, in February. 2009. US will not do this until 2011. Nevertheless, I'm sure there will be mass confusion about what this means and what we have to do (or not) to prepare. Canada
It doesn't affect people who have cable signal and/or digital TVs and Canadians won’t have to deal with the changeover until 2011.
The change to digital broadcast affects people who view TV via “rabbit ears” (antenna) and who have analog televisions. For these people, a converter box can be purchased. The federal government is distributing $40 coupons, upon request, to US residents).
Just to clarify, HDTV is different from digital broadcast, and you don't have to buy a HDTV to receive digital TV.
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