News On 6 Digital TV Workshop

Saturday, November 17th 2007, 5:02 pm
By: News On 6

The News On 6 wants to make sure everyone understands what will happen when TV stations change to a digital signal a little more than a year from now. To clear up the confusion, News On 6 Chief Engineer Gerald Weaver hosted a workshop at Mathis Brothers located at 6611 S. 101st E. Ave. on Saturday afternoon.

Weaver says just because you don't have a digital television, doesn't mean you won't be able to get a picture. It does mean you will need a converter box. That's because the way signals are transmitted is changing.

The government will hand out $40 coupons for people, when the change gets closer, but not all of your equipment needs to change.

"Probably the biggest misconception is the type of antenna they have, they are typically asking ‘is the antenna that I have ok for DTV?’ And of course, if they're able to receive VHF or UHF reception on their current analog set, it's perfectly fine for DTV," said News On 6 Chief Engineer Gerald Weaver.


Watch the video: HDTV Workshop