First City Converts to DTV

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Wilmington, North Carolina, is the first television market in the country to make the switch to digital-only broadcasting.

The city's mayor flipped a giant, symbolic switch on Monday, to mark the moment that analog signals were cut off. Wilmington volunteered to be the test market for the national conversion. The rest of the nation will make the switch on February 17th.

Viewers who receive programming through an antenna and do not own newer-model digital TV's by that date...will have to buy a converter box to get any channels.

The government is providing coupons to help with the cost. Click the link below this story to get one.

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