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WMC-TV 5 V.P. & General Manager Lee Meredith

MY TURN: Get ready for digital

WMC-TV 5 V.P. & General Manager Lee Meredith WMC-TV 5 V.P. & General Manager Lee Meredith

We’re now just 75 days away from the switch to digital TV. February 17 is the day that all television stations will be required to turn off their analog transmitters and rely exclusively on our new digital transmitters to provide you with your television programming.

So how ready are we for the big switch? New research indicates that the Memphis television viewing area is falling behind the rest of the nation in the move to get ready for digital television.

Nationwide, only about seven percent of households are completely unready for the move to digital television. Another 13 percent are partially unready.

Here in the Mid-South, those numbers are 50 percent higher.

So, what do you need to do to get ready? If you subscribe to cable or satellite, you’re already prepared, but if you rely on an antenna for your television programming, you may need to buy a converter box to receive the new digital signal.

Plenty of information is available on how to get a converter box. Click here to get started.

That’s my turn. Now it’s your turn. To comment on this segment or anything else, email yourturn@wmctv.com or call 800-465-1210.

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