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The Western Reserve PBS DTV Help Desk
Get ready for an all-digital-all-the-time television world

Digital TV Is Here

On Friday, June 12, television stations across the country made the switch from analog to digital television. Western Reserve Public Media can help those who are having difficulty with the transition via its DTV Help Desk. The free service is accessible by phone at 1-877-388-4727 (1-877-DTV-4PBS) or by e-mail at . The station’s Web site, WesternReservePBS.org, also offers detailed information about the DTV transition.

What does THAT mean?

“By law, television stations nationwide must switch from the old method of transmitting TV signals known as analog to digital television (DTV) on June 12, 2009. DTV is an innovative new type of broadcasting technology that delivers movie-quality pictures and sound, more channels, and even high definition television (HDTV) to consumers with HD television sets. While the benefits of DTV are remarkable, millions of households risk losing television reception unless they take the easy steps to receive a digital signal. We’re here to assist you throughout the entire transition process.” (Source: dtvanswers.com)



Are YOU ready for the transition?
These excellent online resources will help you understand the digital transition and high-definition television (HDTV) and tell you what you need to do:



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The Western Reserve Public Media DTV Help Desk
You may have heard that the nation is moving from analog to digital television technology, effective June 12, 2009. On that date, all TV stations will stop broadcasting their analog signals and move to exclusively broadcasting digital TV (DTV).

The new system, which is already available, looks and sounds great, but the switch raises a few questions.

Western Reserve Public Media is here to help! If you have questions about the digital transition and would like to be placed on our free DTV Help List, contact us at 1-877-DTV4PBS or .

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