City Tests Switch to Digital TV

At noon next Monday, Wilmington, N.C., stations will shut off their old television signals and broadcast only in digital, potentially leaving thousands of older televisions unusable, the Wall Street Journal reports. Wilmington is the first U.S. city to switch to digital-only television broadcasts and is doing it five months before the deadline as a test of the strategy the government and broadcasters have adopted for helping people who still rely on over-the-air, analog television move to the digital-TV future.

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