At least 700,000 people still have questions about DTV transition

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According to the Federal Communications Commission (FCC), the federal hotline set up to hear calls relating to the mandatory DTV transition has had over 700,000 calls since Friday morning, the day the analog signals were cut off.
200,000 of the calls were related to the federal coupons towards digital converter boxes, perhaps implying a significant amount of people still do not have the right equipment to receive digital signals.
Another 200,000 calls were from consumers who have the boxes but were confused on how to operate them successfully. The FCC told many to "re-scan the airwaves for digital frequencies," and says 99 percent of the problems were solved.
Many others called about problems with reception, which is a much deeper problem than simple converter box issues.
"Our job is far from over," said FCC Chairman Michael Copps. "This transition is not a one-day affair. We have known about re-scanning and reception issues for some time and have been doing our best to get the word out."
The most callers came from the Chicago, Illinois area, but significant calls came from Dallas, New York, Philadelphis and Baltimore as well.
The Commerce Department recently reported they had sent out coupons for over 60 million converter boxes, but were still receiving over 100,000 requests a day, even during the last week. Research firm SmithGeiger LLC says there are probably still over 2 million households which are not prepared, despite repeated warnings and a full marketing campaign by the government. The most likely groups to not be prepared? Minorities, people over 65, and people under the age of 35.
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Shows just how many stupid people there is out there...LOL...
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Probably at least that many (and most likely some of the same people) have questions about the transition from black and white to color.
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wrote:

You can get color now? No one told me. Government has failed.
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I know you haven't spent much time on this planet, but here on earth, color transmissions were backward compatible. Black and white TV sets continued to work without any modification and the two coexisted for several decades.
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I know that you long ago had the shriveled remnants of your sense of humor surgically removed, so you pretty much missed the entire point of the post.
Sarchasm: The gulf between the author of sarcastic wit and the reader who doesn't (or maybe won't) get it.
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Mr.Spock wrote:

Another problem that's popped up, according to our local paper, is that some folks have portable, battery-powered, TVs that they have available for use during emergencies, such as hurricanes. These 9" or so TVs won't work if power is interrupted since the cheap convertors are 110v.
One guy said he had a small portable black-and-white that's served him well through five hurricanes, but now...
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HeyBub wrote:

The itty-bitty portables are basically paperweights at this point, unless you open them up and add an antenna jack, or make a type-f to alligator clip cable to clip on the external antenna. This has come up on the net before- there are 12v converters out there, but for a $20 TV, who is gonna bother? I haven't seen any DTV capable itty-bitty portables in the stores yet, but I haven't really been looking.
(I had one of the paperback-book size portables to take on trips to TV-free, TV-snob relatives houses, so I could watch the late news and the late show monologues under the covers before bedtime...)
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several months ago,CVS was selling a Prism 7" LCD battery-powered ATSC TV,first on sale at $99.95,then regular price was IIRC,$139.95. It came with 12V auto adapter and 12V wallwart for 120VAC,and IIRC,a carrycase.I haven't seen it advertised recently. A local news show mentioned that portables were in high demand,backordered,BestBuy and other retailers carry various models.

Why "under the covers"? would they have chastized,punished or abused you? ;-)
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Hello,
Thanks for your information. this is true that more than 700000 people still have a very big question about DTV transition Because this is very uncommon matter which people don't have right knowledge. Anyway Thanks a lot
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