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New Jersey-based retailer Sixth Ave. Electronics, much like hhgregg, is expanding into new markets in an effort to pick up market share vacated by Circuit City.
The analog signal shutoff, scheduled to happen nationwide in just over five months, came early to one city on Monday, as the city of Wilmington, N.C., completed its early “test run” shutoff at noon. According to the Los Angeles Times, the city held a ceremony in which officials flipped a giant “analog to digital” switch; FCC Chairman Kevin Martin was on hand for the event. “I am pleased that months of hard work and consumer education by government officials, industry and community leaders have proven successful,” CEA President/CEO Gary Shapiro said in a statement. “Five months ahead of the nationwide digital conversion...
FCC Chairman Kevin Martin conducted a press conference Monday to address the state of the DTV transition six months prior to the cutoff of all analog TV broadcasts (with the exception of Wilmington, NC, which makes the switch in September). Commissioner Martin announced a nationwide initiative to increase DTV awareness. The plan specifically targets 80 markets in which more than 100,000 households or 15-percent of households rely on over-the-air signals. The five FCC commissioners and staff will make personal visits to these markets to raise awareness and assist in consumer education. Martin said that the visits will include public events, workshops or commissioner
The Consumer Electronics Association last week commended the town of Wilmington, N.C., for setting the goal of completing its digital television transition on Sept. 8- five months before it is legally required to do so. “The digital television transition is on time and on track, and the FCC’s conclusion that the nation’s 135th television market in Wilmington is ready to transition early proves this,” CEA’s senior vice president for industry affairs, Jason Oxman, said in a statement congratulating the city. According to the Star News Online newspaper, Wilmington was selected by the FCC as the first market in the U.S. to undertake
The home theater supplier Theater Xtreme has received, for the second year in a row, the 2007 Readers Choice Award for Best Home Theater, from the Wilmington News Journal, the largest newspaper in Delaware. The paper, owned by Gannett, awarded the honors based on reader surveys. TheaterXTreme has a location in Wilmington; its corporate headquarters is in Newark, Del. In July, Dealerscope editor Jeff O’Heir toured the Wilmington location along with CEO Scott Oglum.