The Price is Right Will Lose 3.5M Viewers Come DTV Switch

Out of the 300 million Americans in the United states, 3.5 million are still not ready for the DTV switch come June 12. Is that 3.5 million people or households? Either way, 3.5 million is quite a lot, considering my non-english speaking nanny is already all over her digital converter. Get with it, people. [Switched] » 5/04/09 10:00pm 5/04/09 10:00pm

Obama Wants to Delay Analog TV Shutdown to June 12

More on the proposed delay of the digital TV switchover: Obama's transition team co-chair sent a letter to Congress supporting WV Sen. Jay Rockefeller's proposal to push the transition to June 12. This is dumb. » 1/16/09 1:30pm 1/16/09 1:30pm

FCC Chief Blasts Obama's Call to Delay Digital TV Changeover

Just last week, President-elect Obama asked Congress to stop the analog TV shut down, due to funding issues and confusion. At CES yesterday, FCC chief Kevin Martin was having none of that at all. » 1/11/09 2:00pm 1/11/09 2:00pm

The World's Most Depressed People Watch the Most TV

We're presented with an interesting conundrum this fine afternoon. Exhibit A: » 11/16/08 3:00pm 11/16/08 3:00pm A new study says unhappy people watch more TV. People dealing with the switch from analog to digital TV are probably the most unhappy TV watchers on the planet right now, next to anyone who's been hoodwinked by the . There was even a this…

Prepping for the Digital Conversion is Harder When You're a 99-Year-Old …

This "PSA" on the upcoming switch to digital broadcasting that requires anyone who watches TV via an antenna to get a converter box is one of the funniest gadget-related videos I've seen in a long, long time. In it, Mae LaBorde, a 99-year-old grandmother, tries to figure out how to acquire and then set up a digital… » 10/17/08 3:45pm 10/17/08 3:45pm

Digital TV Transition Starts Today in Wilmington, NC: Let's See Who…

As most of you know, commercial analog TV in this country will become all but extinct on February 17th 2009. However, the digital revolution begins today in Wilmington NC. Basically, the town and its 197,760 TV-watching households will serve as guinea pigs for the nationwide rollout. The town has been bombarded with… » 9/08/08 12:45pm 9/08/08 12:45pm

Sony's XDV-W600 Portable TV Does Something Like No Other Bravia: Goes…

Sony's XDV-W600 is no 60-inch high-contrast plasma TV, for sure: no, it'll sell for a different reason... it's waterproof. In fact, it meets IPX 7 and IPX 6 specs, and can safely go three feet under for half an hour. Clearly designed to go in the bathroom, it looks a smidge like a bar of soap, and has a 4-inch screen,… » 9/02/08 4:35am 9/02/08 4:35am

Three Top DTV Converter Boxes Go Head to Head For Your Digital Dollar

Somehow I doubt that many Gizmodo readers are concerned about getting a DTV converter before the February 2009 cutoff date-but then again, I've been surprised before. If you or someone you know falls into this category, Sound & Vision has taken the liberty of pitting the top three DTV converter boxes against one another … » 6/23/08 5:20pm 6/23/08 5:20pm