Here we go with the DTV blog, where hopefully we can answer some of the questions being sent in about this big changeover to Digital TV. I'll get to as many questions as I can in the coming months, so please be patient while I get the right answers for you.
QUESTION: Since the cable company now charges extra for the digital tiers, does that mean those of us on fixed incomes who haven't wanted to pay the extra or couldn't pay the extra, will be charged more on our monthly bills? If you don't want or need to watch many of the digital channels, will it be cheaper to buy a new tv that is digtal ready? Thanks for taking time to respond to our questions.
ANSWER: TerelSue, this one is easy. If you have a cable box or satellite receiver, the box attached to your TV will automatically convert the signal to Digital. You won't need to do anything. This switchover only affects people who receive their signal with an regular antenna. Those folks will have to upgrade their TV, or buy a converter box. Please see the DTV link Click here on KMOV.COM for easy instructions.