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Consumers Are Being Warned About Analog TV's

Television as we know it is about to change.  

Television stations nationwide must switch from the old method of transmitting TV signals known as analog to digital television called D.TV on February 17, 2009. 
    

So consumers are being warned to think twice before buying an analog TV.  In fact Best Buy has already pulled those types of TV's from their store shelves this week.  Now the Federal Communications Commission is requiring all retailers who sell analog television sets to warn customers with labels.

"The TV will still work, but you won't get the picture, you'll turn it on, you'll get power to it, but you won't get the proper signal through the TV without the proper components inside the TV."  said Aaron's General Manager Allen Kelso.
    

Customers with analog TV's will be able to buy a converter box for about $40 dollars. Also, anyone with an analog TV with a cable or satellite provider, will be protected through 2012.

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