Recognizing that AVS Forum readers are obviously pretty clueless when it comes to AV stuff, I took it as my civic duty to explain, in simple terms, how to deal with the imminent (at last!) digital TV conversion.
Step One: take a close look at your TV set. Now, if you're luck enough to have a relatively modern set like mine ...
... you might be tempted to assume that you're automatically good to go, but that could get you into trouble, because looks can be deceiving (just ask my poor wife). So here's a handy flow chart to help the discernment process:
Crib Note Version: do nothing. Wait until after the digital conversion. If your TV still works, you're probably good to go. Probably.
Of course, if you're in my shoes you noticed right off the bat that this chart omitted a very important first question, e.g. Does your TV work
? One quick way of figuring that out, I found, is if your TV looks like this:
... you might
need to get a converter box to receive a TV signal after the digital conversion, not to mention before.
If you're the clueless sort and even after the above you still
don't understand what to do, this video
will remove all doubt.
There. That should have covered just about everything, I reckon. My job here is finished.
Hi Ho Silver -- AWAY!