Originally Posted by johnpost /forum/post/14313918
I wonder if stations will do anything with programming on before and after transition. Like a PSA at midnight saying goodbye to analog.
Originally Posted by Symbios /forum/post/14315549
Who says stations are going to wait 'till the last dying second to switch over? I'm sure a lot will make the switch days/weeks before the deadline.
Originally Posted by sebenste /forum/post/14315638
February 17, 2009 is only the day that analog goes dark. It does *not* mean that on February 18th, the channels that have requested to change will actually do so.
Originally Posted by BeachComber /forum/post/14315051
The first time all the changes will take place will be on 2/18/2009. The date everyone should be focused on is 2/18/2009 - as 99.5% of the changes will not happen prior to that time.
2/17/2009 is the last day of analog broadcast - not the cutover date.