DTV and You
Buy A Converter Box
Analog TV Sets Need Additional Equipment to Receive Over-the-Air Television Now That the DTV Transition Is Completed
Now that the DTV Transition is completed, consumers who rely on antennas (including outside antennas and "rabbit ears") to receive over-the-air broadcast signals on TV sets having only analog tuners need to obtain separate digital-to-analog set-top converter boxes to watch over-the-air TV. These boxes receive digital signals and convert them into analog format for display on analog TVs. Analog sets connected to such converter boxes will display digital broadcasts, but not necessarily in the full, original digital quality.
Converter boxes are available from both national and local retailers, including most of the large stores that sell electronics.