Well back in May 1, 2006 all analog television broadcast signals were suppose to stop. The FCC was suppose to sell this part of the spectrum to companies like AT&T, Verizon, and the rest, for some nice bank. This migration has not only cost media companies like NBC, ABC, CBS, and Fox to upgrade, but has cost the average American to throw away their TV and get a Digital TV.
The other problem Americans are facing is which version of a TV should you get, 720p, 1080i, 1080p? What’s the difference from a plasma and a LCD? (Questions your Grandparents are probably facing). Can you even notice a difference in 1080i vs 1080p?
Anyway, the Government is now HANDING OUT MONEY to Upgrade you TV. Yes your Tax dollars are going to help poor people upgrade their TV! The Government believes that there is this “magical” $50 to $80 box that converts digital signals to analog, but it DOESN’T EXIST!
This is idea of switching to digital is already affecting some Comcast and Cable Providers, forcing users who do not have a Set Top Box, to upgrade!