If you thought people were going to be confused about the switch to digital TV just wait until next week. Even though the switch had been extended to June 12, 2009, there was a provision in the extension that allowed TV stations not having to wait. So it is estimated that about 40% of TV stations will make the switch from analog to digital next week.

In a recent article it states that:

The Federal Communications Commission on Tuesday said 681 of the nearly 1800 television broadcast stations will have already stopped broadcasting in older, analog signals, or will by next week.

The U.S. House of Representatives last week voted to delay the mandatory change by four months — to June 12 from February 17. President Barack Obama is expected to sign the bill into law shortly.

The switch is intended to free up spectrum for public safety and provide better television viewing.

But the delayed bill gave television stations, which say they’ve spent millions of dollars preparing and educating viewers of the switch-over, the option to transition to all digital on the original date, next Tuesday.

I know where I live the same thing is happening. About 1/2 of the stations are making the switch. What about where you live? Are they waiting until June or going ahead with the switch?

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