Obama To Sign Bill On Analog Shutdown Delay

January 31st, 2009 by ConsumerBob


White House press secretary Robert Gibbs says President Barack Obama will sign a bill to give consumers more time to get ready for the switch from analog to digital television broadcasts. The switch under current law is set for Feb. 17.

Milestone AV Technologies Recalls Television Wall Mounts Sold Exclusively At Best Buy; Unit Can Crack, TV Can Fall On Consumers

January 27th, 2009 by ConsumerBob


The wall mount can crack when used with televisions 26 inches and larger or with televisions that include a DVD player. The television can then fall from the wall mount and pose a serious risk of injury to consumers standing nearby.

Milestone AV Technologies Recalls Television Wall Mounts Sold Exclusively At Best Buy; Unit Can Crack, TV Can Fall On Consumers

January 27th, 2009 by ConsumerBob


The wall mount can crack when used with televisions 26 inches and larger or with televisions that include a DVD player. The television can then fall from the wall mount and pose a serious risk of injury to consumers standing nearby.

Senate Approves 4-Month Delay In Digital Switch

January 26th, 2009 by ConsumerBob


The Senate on Monday voted unanimously to postpone the upcoming transition from analog to digital television broadcasting by four months to June 12.

Sorting Out Mess Of Digital TV Conversion

January 13th, 2009 by ConsumerBob


If you’re confused about the coming switch to digital television, you’re not alone. Do you have cable or satellite, and do you need a converter or not? It’s still quite a mess.

Klobuchar Supports Plan To Delay Digital TV Switch

January 9th, 2009 by ConsumerBob


The switch to all-digital television is a little more than a month away. Starting Feb. 18, anyone who still gets their programming using an over-the-air antenna will no longer get a picture, unless they have a digital converter box.

LG’s Newest TV Sets To Stream Netflix Videos

January 5th, 2009 by ConsumerBob


Netflix Inc. has come up with another way to get movies to people without sending DVDs in the mail. In a partnership to be announced Monday, LG Electronics will start selling high-definition TV sets that stream Netflix videos directly from the Internet, without an additional device. The deal marks the first time Netflix’s streaming service […]

DTV Subsidy Program About To Run Out Of Money

January 5th, 2009 by ConsumerBob


The Feb. 17 transition from analog to digital television broadcasts looms and as many as 8 million households are still unprepared, but the government program that subsidizes crucial TV converter boxes is about to run out of money. To subsidize the converter boxes, the government has been letting consumers request up to two $40 coupons […]

Get Your TV Converter Box Coupon Now

December 30th, 2008 by ConsumerBob


It’s just 49 days until over-the-air television switches from analog to digital and if you don’t have cable or satellite, you might need a converter box.

Rethink Recycling: Tips For Recycling Your Old TV

December 28th, 2008 by ConsumerBob


With the digital transition for television less than two months away, many are thinking about what to do with their old TVs.