July 25, 2007: West Bloomfield, MI — If you have not heard much about the 2009 switch from analog to digital signal — don’t worry, you will soon. On February 17, 2009, all television programming will come from digital signals.
As the country makes the switch to digital, antennas will continue to be an effective way to get free, high quality content. In addition, digital over-the-air TV is opening up opportunities for the regional networks to provide more channels. In some markets, there are up to 30 channels available free and over the air to antenna users, including weather, music and movie channels. Solid Signal can provide advice for the right antenna for you at http://www.solidsignal.com/antenna_selector.asp.
Here are a few tips for helping your antenna make the transition:
-If you use an antenna to supplement cable or satellite, you will be unaffected.
-If you only use an antenna, but have an HDTV bought in the last few years, you will be unaffected.
-If you only use an antenna, and have an older TV, you will need to attach an external device that contains a digital tuner. There are a few ways to do this:
You can buy a digital converter box that converts digital feed from the antenna into analog signals your TV can accept. You can also buy a new VCR, DVD recorder, or a DVR that contains a digital tuner. If you do need to purchase digital converter boxes, you will be eligible for two $40 coupons from the government, but they are limited quantity.
“Solid Signal knows what to expect and we can help you prepare for the switch,” Jerry Chapman, President of Solid Signal, said. “Antennas will be a great way to continue receiving high quality content, so make sure you get a digital converter devise if necessary. Please feel free to call (1-866-3-SIGNAL) or email Solid Signal and let us know how we can help you.”
Stories have started appearing in the New York Times, Yahoo, Consumer Reports and more about the topic. There are a lot of helpful articles, sites and seminars emerging to make this easier for consumers and businesses. Visit the Federal Communications Commission’s webpage on the transition at www.dtv.gov.
Solid Signal was founded in 2002 to help customers find new solutions to enhance technology. The company offers satellite, outdoor antenna, consumer electronics and commercial media. The company offers its customers thousands of products to help distribute high-quality, digital audio and video to a variety of different media outlets. Solid Signal provides advice for product selection, installation and troubleshooting to enhance customers’ experiences and is also a CEDIA member, allowing the company to better serve professional media installers. For more information, visit www.solidsignal.com or call 1.866.374.4625.