Cincinnati.com: Ch. 64 flooded with calls after switch
Channel 64 was the only area TV station to turn off analog at 11:59 p.m. Tuesday. It was one of more than 400 stations nationwide which switched totally to digital broadcasting this morning, according to Associated Press.
All other stations in Cincinnati, Covington and Dayton delayed ending analog until spring, under legislation approved earlier this month by Congress.
“We’ve received quite a few calls from elderly people who aren’t familiar with electronics, and don’t know how to hook up their (converter) box,” Lawhead says.
I didn’t really see the point in delaying the switch to digital. As long as the analog signal is still working, many people won’t bother to take the time to make the switch. But, once they lose Matlock or Judge Judy, then people will make the change.
There is a cost in having this delay. It’s estimated that the delay will cost Public Television 22 Million due to broadcasting both a digital and analog signal.