Analog is dead! Long live digital TV!

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All hail, all hail. Digital TV has arrived. Today is the day broadcasters nationwide shut off their analog TV signals and replace them with digital TV.

Most of the nation has converted to some form of digital TV, but an estimated 2.8 million households are still stuck on analog.

Some news outlets are following the transition around the country. The original deadline for the transition was in February, but Congress extended it to give people more time to get new TVs or converter boxes.

Now that the federal government is reclaiming the original analog spectrum, we should start seeing the rollout of various new digital services. One of them is Qualcom’s FLO TV, which is delivering TV programming to Qualcomm-based cell phones.

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