Across the United States analog television will go away for good as of June 12, 2009, so long as it isn’t pushed back again like it was in February (I sincerely doubt that the digital conversion will be delayed again).
If you are reading this site you probably know about the conversion, but this is one of those tech issues where I ask that you keep an eye out for people who don’t know; the elderly in particular.
If you are receiving your television from a cable, phone, or satellite provider you should be fine even if you don’t have a digital television. The box does the conversion for you.
You will need a converter if you are using a television that has an antenna or you are using a roof-based antenna to receive your television signal.
Not too bad right?
Be kind and help those who aren’t in the know.