Digital TV switch pushed back to June

Little noticed, but the switch to digital TV has been pushed back from Feb. 17 to June 12.

The U.S. House vote supporting the delay gives people four more months to prepare for the switch.

Around here, the switch became a “buy locally” issue. Some electronics retailers had been advertising they carried the digital-conversion boxes required for the switch, so local residents didn’t have to drive “down the hill” to big-box stores.

The Union had written a front-page story on the issue in December, discussing the Feb. 17 deadline.

Author: jeffpelline

Jeff Pelline is a veteran editor and award-winning journalist - in print and online. He is publisher of Sierra FoodWineArt magazine and its website SierraCulture.com. Jeff covered business and technology for The San Francisco Chronicle for 12 years, and he was a founding editor and Editor of CNET News for eight years, among other positions. Jeff has a bachelor's degree from UC Berkeley and a master's from Northwestern University. His hobbies include sailing, swimming, and trout fishing in the Sierra.

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