After Transition, Some TVs Still Won’t Work
While awareness is growing about the digital TV transition that is coming a year from now, a new study shows that as many as six million Americans will be left without reception- even if they have digital receivers.
According to figures from the market research firm Centris, as cited by the New York Times, “gaps in broadcast signals” will mean that millions of viewers will miss out on some channels as a result of the changeover. Some affected will be those purchasing converter boxes. The reason for the problem? Apparently, engineers have found that some digital signals do not travel as far as originally thought.
Therefore, those wishing to still watch TV through the combination of a converter box and rabbit-ear antenna combination may need to purchase stronger antennas.