MEDIA

500 TV Stations Still Plan To Make Digital Switch Next Week

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

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.

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