Confusion expected as analog TV broadcasts end
June 12, 2009
PETER SVENSSON AP Technology Writer NEW YORK
TV stations across the U.S. started cutting their analog signals Friday morning, ending a 60-year run for the technology and likely stranding more than 1 million unprepared homes without TV service. The Fede ral Communi cat i ons Commission put 4,000 operators on standby for calls from confused viewers, and set up demonstration centers in several cities. Volunteer groups and local government agencies were helping elderly viewers set up digital converter boxes that keep older Tvs functioning. Sets hooked up to cable or satellite feeds are unaffect...