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  • Comcast TV customers must get cable box

    Comcast Corp. is converting its last group of analog TV signals to digital later this month. The company is contacting about 2,500 customers in Spokane who receive “limited basic” channels …


  • Mobile digital TV poised for big moves in 2011

    CHICAGO — Rabbit ears on a mobile phone? Well, not exactly, but broadcasters and gadget manufacturers are working to beam live television to portable devices. The broadcast industry has been …


  • DTV switch prompts hundreds of calls for help

    More than 1,100 Spokane-area TV watchers called for help Wednesday, the first full day of the switch from analog to digital over-the-air television signals.


  • Call center to help consumers with TV conversion

    Television viewers across Washington state faced a confusing picture of analog signal cutoffs Tuesday. Some stations acted early, most Spokane stations and some elsewher were on time and others, including …


  • Are you ready? TV shift arrives

    We’ve all seen the endless crawls and FCC-mandated alerts: Digital TV conversion is on the way. Yet questions still abound, beginning with the most obvious:


  • Inland NW residents waiting for DTV coupons

    More than 8,700 homes in North Idaho and Eastern Washington are on the federal DTV coupon waiting list, but few will get those coupons before most local stations switch to …


  • Obama signs bill delaying digital TV switch

    President Barack Obama has signed a bill to delay the switch to digital TV to June 12. Congress last week gave TV stations until June 12 to shut down their …


  • Congress postpones digital TV switch to June

    WASHINGTON — After weeks of debate, Congress is giving consumers four more months to prepare for the upcoming transition from analog to digital television broadcasting.


  • House set to vote again on DTV delay

    Congress is going to take another crack at delaying the analog TV shutdown by four months.


  • House defeats bill to delay digital TV transition

    Bucking the Obama administration, House Republicans on Wednesday defeated a bill to delay the upcoming transition from analog to digital television broadcasting to June 12 — leaving an estimated 6.5 …


  • Congress poised to delay end of analog TV to June

    Congress is poised to grant a four-month delay in the upcoming shutdown of analog TV broadcasts, though broadcasters still will be allowed to go all-digital earlier if they want.


  • Senate approves digital TV delay

    WASHINGTON – The Senate on Monday voted unanimously to postpone the upcoming transition from analog to digital television broadcasting by four months to June 12 – setting the stage for …


  • DTV coupon demand prompts waiting list

    WASHINGTON – Consumers who apply for federal coupons to pay for converter boxes ahead of next month’s transition to digital television broadcasts are being placed on a waiting list and …


  • Switch to DTV complicated

    BOISE – When television broadcasting switches to digital on Feb. 17, most Americans won’t be affected, because they already get their TV signals from cable or satellite. But in Idaho, …

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