03/13/2009 05:12 am ET | Updated May 25, 2011

500 TV Stations Still Plan To Make Digital Switch Next Week

With millions of U.S. viewers still apparently unprepared for the nation's switch to digital TV, nearly 500 full-power television stations across the nation are preparing to move ahead with the transition anyway and drop traditional over-the-air broadcasts next Tuesday.

The loss of signals in those markets means that some viewers will no longer get television reception unless they have installed a digital converter box and, in some cases, purchased a new antenna.