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DTV 5 minute presentation

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DTV 5 minute presentation

  1. 1. The Digital Conversion What do you really need to know about DTV?
  2. 2. The clock is ticking… <ul><li>On February 17, 2009 Television Will Evolve </li></ul><ul><li>In 406 days, the era of analog broadcast television in the United States will end as the nation completes its transition to an all-digital system.  While this change will mark the end of the traditional analog method of broadcasting over-the-air television, it won’t signal the end of free broadcast television, and your favorite broadcast programs and local television stations will still be available. </li></ul>
  3. 3. What is DTV? <ul><li>Digital Television (DTV) …is a new free broadcasting technology that provides dramatically clearer pictures and better sound quality </li></ul><ul><li>… allows TV stations to broadcast several programs at the same time </li></ul><ul><li>… is a more efficient way to broadcast television, freeing up more airwave space </li></ul>
  4. 4. Am I affected? <ul><li>Ask yourself “How do I get my TV?” </li></ul>
  5. 5. You might be… <ul><li>Television sets connected to cable, IPTV, or satellite will not be affected, and will continue to receive programming after this date by their paid subscription </li></ul>
  6. 6. Who is affected? <ul><li>Consumers who receive free local broadcasting signals through antennas or rabbit ears will be affected by the switchover if their televisions do not have digital tuners </li></ul>
  7. 7. How many are affected? <ul><li>At least 19.6 million households receive only free local broadcasting signals   – An additional 15 million households have at least one analog TV set (bedroom, kitchen table, basement)   – Approximately 64 million analog television sets are in use across the country </li></ul>
  8. 8. If affected - What do I need to do? <ul><li>Three ways to make the switchover: </li></ul><ul><li>1. DTV converter box—Federal Voucher Program (https://www.dtv2009.gov/) </li></ul><ul><li>  2. New (DTV) television with built-in tuner </li></ul><ul><li>  3. Paid service (Cable or Satellite) </li></ul>
  9. 9. DTV as easy as 1-2-3 <ul><li>1) Buy a DTV converter box (vouchers) </li></ul><ul><li>2) Connect your antenna to the RF input on the converter box </li></ul><ul><li>3) Connect the output of the converter to the RF input of your TV </li></ul>
  10. 10. DTV easy as 1-2-3 <ul><li>Turn on the box & TV and enjoy digital television </li></ul>
  11. 11. What if I need a box? <ul><li>For DTV converter box coupon info </li></ul><ul><li>https://www.dtv2009.gov/ </li></ul>
  12. 12. DTV Converter boxes… <ul><li>  </li></ul>
  13. 13. What the DTV 2009 site looks like <ul><li>Sitemap </li></ul><ul><li>Home </li></ul><ul><li>DTV Transition and the Coupon Program </li></ul><ul><li>What are my options? </li></ul><ul><li>Apply for a Coupon </li></ul><ul><li>Locate a Converter Box Retailer near you </li></ul><ul><li>Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) </li></ul><ul><li>Standard Terms & Definitions </li></ul><ul><li>Our Partners & Links </li></ul><ul><li>Check Your Application Status </li></ul><ul><li>Coupon Application Request by Mail </li></ul><ul><li>Eligible Converter Boxes </li></ul><ul><li>Privacy Policy & Accessibility </li></ul><ul><li>Contact Us </li></ul><ul><li>Press </li></ul>
  14. 14. DTV Transition Update <ul><li>For general DTV information: </li></ul><ul><li>www.dtvtransition.org </li></ul><ul><li>dtvanswers.com </li></ul><ul><li>For DTV converter box coupon info </li></ul><ul><li>https://www.dtv2009.gov/ </li></ul>
  15. 15. Q&A <ul><li>Thanks for your time today </li></ul><ul><li>Questions? </li></ul><ul><li>Answers! </li></ul>

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