Are you ready O.C.? Based on past response, I would say yes. But Nielsen ratings believes 3.3 million households — or in our area, 4.69% as of May 10 – aren’t ready. If you’re unsure, tune in tomorrow, May 21, as TV channels run a nationwide test. (More details on our market at the National Association of Broadcaster’s site.)
Being coordinated by the National Association of Broadcasters and the Federal Communications Commission, the nationwide test will be conducted at multiple times during the day. Here’s the schedule (same time no matter what time zone):
During the two- to five-minute tests, the channels will temporarily stop analog broadcasts. If your TV isn’t ready, you’ll see a message saying the set needs to be upgraded.
If you’re not ready, you can take the steps to be prepared for the June 12 switchover by heading to my “Guide to the digital TV transition” at gadgetress.freedomblogging.com/dtv2009.
You can also get help by calling the national DTV hotline, at 1-888-CALL-FCC.
More digital TV transition news:
Check out the Gadgetress Guide to the Digital TV transition.