CNET News.com reports: "February 17, 2009, is the day when analog broadcasts shut down, and government agencies are planning ahead for the transition. The U.S. Department of Commerce staged a public meeting and expo on Tuesday devoted to the upcoming digital television transition. Parked in front of its Washington headquarters was this TV-shaped truck, which National Association of Broadcasters representatives plan to use for a 'road show' later this fall."
It looks like standard definition television (SDTV) is going the way of the dodo. Come February 17, 2009 broadcasters are suppose to cease broadcasting the SDTV signal.
For those who still have a regular TV that can only receive the
older signal, will be eligible to recieve a $40 credit to buy a special converter. The converter allows older TVs to utilize the newer HDTV signal.