Oh noes! Our TV's is dark
Here's one for any enterprising local station to try come sweeps week. KING-TV up in Seattle is going to shut off its analog transmitter for five minutes during one of its newscasts, so viewers can see if they are truly receiving digital signals. Or so viewers can switch to KOMO. Better scrap that sweeps suggestion.
I got a press release the other day that said 91 percent of consumers are now aware of the digital transition. Sure, but who knows what that really means? They may think the question is about e-mail and iPods.
All of you out there tech-savvy enough to be reading this now may want to set aside a couple hours to help your parents/grandparents/Aunt Delores hook up a converter box come February, 2009.