One month left for digital conversion

May 13, 2009 4:48:31 PM PDT
There is exactly one month to go now until Bay Area television goes digital and the government says about three percent of you aren't prepared for it.

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Nationwide, a total of three and a half million households aren't ready for the June 12th conversion, when our over-the-air signal analog signal is replaced by a digital one.

If you're watching us on cable or satellite, you don't have to worry. But older TV sets will need a converter box.

Commerce Secretary Gary Locke told ABC7 that senior citizens are pretty well prepared, but younger people and some minority neighborhoods are not.

"We in fact have some vans, going to some of the larger cities that are not quite prepared as we would like and publicizing it," said Locke.

The government is still giving out two $40 coupons per household to help you pay for a converter box.

You can request the coupons at 1-888-DTV-2009.

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