March 26, 2008
The Daily Courier photo illustration/Jo. L. Keener
As of Feb. 17, 2009, over-the-air antennae will require a converter box for reception because of a federal mandate requiring the switch from analog to digital, but it will not affect those with satellite or cable service.
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Television viewing is moving to a digital age, with sharper images and better sound, and to free up analog broadcasting for emergency responders.A federal mandate requiring the switch from analog to digital will go into effect Feb. 17, 2009.