Last night at 6:25 p.m. almost every station in Pennsylvania State did a digital test. People who were watching analog were given a one-minute warning that they have "failed" the test, and that they need to upgrade their televisions to digital reception. People watching digital were told they passed and don't need to change anything.
Unfortunately people with Dish Satellite also failed the test, because Dish is providing the analog NTSC signals to its customers, not the digital ATSC signals. Dish needs to get off their butts and fix this.
As for my home, I'm already prepared so I went-over to help my parents at their house. They are using an amplified settop antenna which just barely works. My dad became angry when he heard the audio keep "skipping" and told me to "unplug that damn box" and restore the set the way it was (analog). I told my mom she really needs to get a bigger antenna, but she refuses to spend the money, saying the politicians never should have allowed this change-over. "They used to serve the people, but now they don't care about us anymore." She also claims she doesn't want to offend the neighbors by putting a big, ugly antenna on the roof. My parents are from the World War II generation.
(sigh). Well at least now I know they'll be able to watch at least three stations (NBC, FOX, CW).
Anybody else have reports to share on their PA test?