In February 2009 broadcasters will stop broadcasting in Analog, and if you have an analog television still you will need to get a converter box to receive the signal. In preparation for that Best Buy has announced that it will stop selling Analog Television sets. Story at AP:
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) – The nation’s largest consumer electronics chain says it has pulled all analog televisions off store shelves. Flat panel and high-definition screens have taken their place. Beginning in February 2009, broadcasters plan to stop transmitting analog signals, although people with older sets can still get programming via special converter boxes, set-top box or direct satellite.The Minneapolis-based chain says it told its stores to stop selling the products at the beginning of the month.
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