It seems as though many are confused about the Digital TV switchover. A lot more hype has been put on it now that we are in the new year. I can imagine that even more attention will be focused on it throughout the year. To clear things up I thought this post would be helpful. The basics are this at midnight on February 17th 2009, all full-power television stations in the US will no longer broadcast in analog and switch to digital broadcasting. This means that if the TV you are using was not purchased within the past 5 years it is most likely going to need a converter, or you will need to purchase a new TV. This only effects those who currently watch TV on an analog TV set that is not connected to cable, satellite or other pay TV service. IF you own a TV with a digital tuner or subscribe to a pay TV service, you will likely continue to receive TV programming as usual after the transition. If you are watching TV over bunny ears or via a roof top antenna and need a converter box the government has started a coupon program that will send you a coupon in order to greatly reduce the cost of purchasing a converter box. You can apply for two coupons per household by clicking here