Some still waiting for DTV

July 1, 2009 5:54:43 PM PDT
For most of the Bay Area, the DTV transition went very smoothly. But not for everyone. Some Bay Area residents are without TV following the transition. It was a big day at the Baldwin House, a single room occupancy hotel.

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There are many there who have not yet made the DTV transition.

"I didn't know you had to pay for TV now; it's our entertainment," Katherine F. West said.

A DTV crew made its way through the Baldwin House Tuesday distributing DTV converter boxes, coupons and antennas to some of the residents.

Self Help for the Elderly's Anni Chung put the effort together.

"So we have been scrambling to try and get some donated coupons and boxes and also antennas to help these residents," Chung said.

Maria Rios manages the Baldwin. She asked Chung to come help.

"Those who can afford it, they get it; those who can't have been without TV," Rios said.

It took two weeks and Self Helps DTV team, but at least a few more people have access to TV again.

I think it is fantastic, I really do; look how clear the picture is," Eddie Garcia said.

Self Help for the Elderly still needs coupons and converter boxes, so if you have either and do not need them they will do a lot of good.

LINK: What you need to know about the Digital Television transition

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