http://consumerist.com/2009/01/27/the-senate-has-voted-to/

The Senate has voted to delay the DTV transition to June 12, 2009, and the House is expected to vote on the issue late Tuesday or Wednesday. [AP]

Dish Network Slides Advertisement into DTV Transition "Warning"

Dish Network Slides Advertisement into DTV Transition "Warning"

An ‘Authorized Dish Network Retailer’ is preying on the confusion surrounding the DTV transition to sell its satellite television services, suggested in lieu of cable companies because of “Complaints” and “Lack of HD Channels”. Full copy of the letter inside.

DTV Transition Poised To Beffudle Senior Citizens

DTV Transition Poised To Beffudle Senior Citizens

Some citizens are more at risk for confusion during the digital TV transition coming up this February, especially senior citizens, who may experience debilitating Murder She Wrote reruns loss, as this humorous video illustrates.

Congress Prepares To Push Back Digital TV Deadline

Congress Prepares To Push Back Digital TV Deadline

Congress may soon help the 1.76 million consumers anxiously waiting for their $40 digital TV converter coupons. According to Congress Daily, Senate Commerce Committee Chairman Jay Rockefeller (D-WV) is drafting legislation to push back the February 17 digital television transition deadline as requested last week by both Consumers Union and the incoming Obama Administration.

http://consumerist.com/2009/01/07/the-dtv-transition-coupon-program/

The DTV transition coupon program has, indeed, run out of money. Anyone who requested a coupon after Jan 4 has been placed on a waiting list, says MSNBC. [MSNBC]

The DTV Coupon Program Is Running Out Of Money

The DTV Coupon Program Is Running Out Of Money

Well, it seems like there are a lot of people with analog tvs that watch programming using an antenna— because the DTV coupon program says it’s nearing the program’s $1.34 billion funding limit.

3 DTV Switch Myths You Can Debunk Over The Holidays

3 DTV Switch Myths You Can Debunk Over The Holidays

Judging by our inbox, there are still a lot of people who don’t understand the Digital Broadcast Television Switch. Here are some myths that you can help debunk at your next family gathering.

A Very Simple Flowchart Explaining The Digital TV Transition

A Very Simple Flowchart Explaining The Digital TV Transition

There has been some demand among readers for a flowchart that explains how you will be affected by the digital TV switch that will happen this February. Your wish is our command.

Tell A Friend: You WILL NOT Need Cable After The Digital TV Switch

Tell A Friend: You WILL NOT Need Cable After The Digital TV Switch

There are apparently huge amounts of people in the country that believe you will need to subscribe to cable after the “digital tv transition” in February. This is not true.

FCC Plans Road Trip To Educate America About Digital TV

FCC Plans Road Trip To Educate America About Digital TV

…the five FCC Commissioners and other Commission staff will fan out to [selected] markets to raise awareness and educate consumers.

It's A Miracle! This Free Digital TV Converter Box Will Cost Me $100

It's A Miracle! This Free Digital TV Converter Box Will Cost Me $100

We know you’re too smart to fall for this ridiculously fraudulent digital TV converter offer, but maybe you know someone who’s not wise to the facts of the upcoming switch to digital TV—specifically that converter boxes cost less than $100, and that you can get a government coupon to offset $40 of that cost. Universal TechTronics—the same scam outfit behind those “Amish” Heat Surge miracle fireplaces—is now conning the less knowledegable with their “free” converter box offer: pay nothing but a warranty and shipping, bringing the total cost to anywhere between $68 and $97. The Los Angeles Times says this is “the first large-scale [converter box] scam the Better Business Bureau has seen.”

Circuit City Calls The Cops On Customer Who Tried To Redeem $40 DTV Coupon

Circuit City Calls The Cops On Customer Who Tried To Redeem $40 DTV Coupon

Circuit City wouldn’t let Larry redeem his $40 digital transition converter box coupon unless he signed a credit slip agreeing to pay $40. Larry refused, and asked to cancel the transaction. Circuit City’s manager responded by calling the police before following Larry into the parking lot to write down his license plate number.

Cablevision Claims They Are Not Lying Liars, But Mysteries Remain

Cablevision Claims They Are Not Lying Liars, But Mysteries Remain

Cablevision responded to our post chastising their attempt to force customer to upgrade to digital service by pointing to an unrelated FCC mandate. Cablevision admits that there is no connection between their unilateral business decision to cut channels and the FCC-mandated transition to digital television, but their statement leaves several questions unanswered. Read Cablevision’s statement and our response, after the jump.

Cablevision Blatantly Lies To Subscribers As The FCC Twiddles Its Thumbs

Cablevision Blatantly Lies To Subscribers As The FCC Twiddles Its Thumbs

Update: Cablevision responds.

3 Reasons To Not Get Your $40 DTV Coupon Yet

3 Reasons To Not Get Your $40 DTV Coupon Yet

The government is giving out $40 coupons for digital TV converters (background: Federal law mandates that all broadcasters switch to digital signals in 2009, meaning that you will need to get a little doohicky box if your set only takes analog signals) but you shouldn’t get it quite yet. Crave tells us why:

Become A DTV Deputy!

Become A DTV Deputy!

Howdy there partner, are you one of them DTV Deputies? No? The FCC thinks it’s high time you take the transition to digital television into your own hands. Because why pay for test trials in select communities when you can use early-90’s sound effects and cutting edge graphics to bait consumers into studying for a 13-question quiz?

5 Reasons To Fret Over DTV Coupons

5 Reasons To Fret Over DTV Coupons

The federal government continues to bungle the transition to digital television, this time by making it difficult for consumers to redeem subsidy coupons for DTV converter boxes.