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6.11.08

Big Switch Minute: Converter Boxes in Wilmington

WILMINGTON -- As lawmakers on Capitol Hill focus on the national transition to digital broadcasting, they're getting mixed messages.

Converter boxes are in abundant supply in Wilmington, while shortages are reported in other cities.

The boxes are essential if you have an older TV and aren't hooked to cable or a satellite service.

Some members of congress complain that not enough is being done to educate TV viewers about the switch in other cities. 

As for Wilmington, education isn't the issue if you're a Time Warner Cable customer.

Raycom CEO Paul McTear told congress WECT is taking special steps to help Spanish speaking and elderly TV viewers make the switch.

 

Reported by Jim Hanchett

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