Analog TVs may be useless on April 7th 2009 writes “Senate Commerce Committee staffers have drafted a bill setting April 7, 2009 — — as the date to end nationwide analog TV broadcasts and complete the switch to digital transmission.
Millions of people who watch traditional, over-the-air analog broadcasts on sets with antennas will have to buy new digital TVs or set-top converter boxes to keep getting signals.
Congressional aides said they settled on the deadline — which falls one day after the NCAA Men’s Division I Basketball championships — so as not to cut off any TV viewers at the height of the popular college basketball tournament.

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