Doesn't She Look Thrilled About LG's First DTV Devices For The US

Yes, your eyes are deceiving you, LG's not licensed the StarTAC design. Phew. That telescopic antenna doesn't just harp back to ye olden days though, it also receives a digital TV signal, one of the first US DTV devices. » 12/29/09 4:50am 12/29/09 4:50am

This Man Is Extremely Dedicated to Live Network Television

This intriguing dude is watching a black-and-white TV, with a DTV converter box, in a Starbucks. Hey, it's not his fault Hulu doesn't carry Jeopardy!, right? [Kansas City Blog via Boing Boing Gadgets] » 7/16/09 6:30pm 7/16/09 6:30pm

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

The 10 Most Confusing Terms in Tech Are Mostly Unneeded Anyway

A UK for-profit firm called The Gadget Helpline surveyed 5,000 people to ferret out the industry's most confusing tech jargon. Luckily, they found most of the top 10 confusing terms are antiquated or proprietary: » 4/27/09 11:40am 4/27/09 11:40am

Digital TV Converter Coupon Program Active Again

Rejoice! If you are one of the two million still waiting for your Digital TV upgrade coupon, the government has put more money into it. Now you have plenty of time before the shutdown [AP] » 3/05/09 11:26am 3/05/09 11:26am

First Wave of the Digital TV Switch Hits Today

By the end of today—the original, pre-delay shutoff deadline—641 TV (mostly small-market) stations across the country will cease analog broadcast. Panic! [Yahoo] » 2/17/09 7:58am 2/17/09 7:58am

How TV Towers Can Easily Make a Land-Based GPS Network

GPS satellites are just fast moving clocks, spewing out time code as they hurtle through space. Digital TV towers also spew time code, and could be a terrestrial GPS system or GPS assistant, says Ars. » 2/09/09 10:30pm 2/09/09 10:30pm

DTV Switchover Screwing Spanish-Speaking Viewers

Spanish-speaking viewers are finding the DTV transition to be particularly difficult because their favorite stations have either switched to digital or are too low power to be viewed outside of analog. » 2/03/09 1:20pm 2/03/09 1:20pm

House Defeats Bill To Delay Analog TV Transition

House Republicans have defeated the bill to extend the DTV switch by a vote of 258-168 (less than two-thirds). In their view, a delay would confuse customers and financially burden television stations. » 1/28/09 2:25pm 1/28/09 2:25pm

Senate Postpones TV Shutdown to June 12

El Señor Presidente talks, and the Senate does: They have postponed the analog switcheroo four more months. The new date for the analog TV shutdown: June 12, pending Congress approval of the move. » 1/27/09 8:40am 1/27/09 8:40am

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

Obama Asks Congress for Analog TV Shutdown Delay

President-elect Barack Obama has asked Congress to stop the shut down on analog TV broadcasts, due on February 17. The main two reasons: "Inadequate funding" and problems with the converter box program. But there's more. » 1/08/09 2:43pm 1/08/09 2:43pm

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… » 6/23/08 5:20pm 6/23/08 5:20pm