Are You Ready? WITN Conducts Digital Transition Tests

WITN-TV is performing three DTV tests Thursday, part of a nationwide effort to help make sure you are prepared for the digital transition.

The first test aired at 7:28 a.m. The next two are scheduled at 12:27 p.m. and 6:27 p.m.

If you see a graphic containing a phone number and message during the test, you need to take action to be prepared for the digital transition. If you see a commercial break, then you are ready.

If you are not ready, you can call 888-CALL-FCC. You can also e-mail your questions to dtv@witn.com.


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  • by REM Location: Greenville on May 29, 2009 at 08:29 AM
    "We have more important thing to worry about than a CLEAR PICTURE ON TV" Exactly, so why would you contradict yourself in saying it’s such a necessity for the elderly? I don’t know what battle you are fighting here, but it is ridiculous. When they first started putting seat belts in cars to improve safety, a lot of people didn’t wear them because they were annoying. Technological advances will always happen. Adjust for it, or get out of the way. It’s that simple. And besides, you said it yourself; we have more important things to worry about. Are you seriously equating TV to food an medication? I will not even go there… BTW, if anyone out there isn’t intelligent enough to setup and use a digital converter box, then they are not worthy of the PRIVILEGE to watch TV. Yes, TV is a privilege.
  • by Jamie Location: Washington on May 21, 2009 at 01:36 PM
    I also cant wait until the change, Ive had digital over the air since early 2004. Its alot better than analog. Why would anyone want to stay analog. More channels better picture. Channel 12 will be stronger and 14 as well.
  • by OMG Location: Winterville on May 21, 2009 at 07:00 AM
    I so can't wait for the switch so we can all stop hearing about this.
  • by TV Guy Location: Greenville on May 21, 2009 at 06:57 AM
    Hey Anonymous... analog TV has been the same for over fifty years. It's time for an update. This transition has been a long time coming and has been pushed back again and again. If you're sick of hearing about the change coming, then let it come! The boxes are very cheap and amazingly simple, it's really not that big of a deal. Digital TV has too many benefits to pass up. Several digital channels can be broadcast with the same amount of resources needed for just one analog channel. Besides the better picture and sound plus the option of high definition, all the airwaves that used to be clogged up with analog TV will be repurposed for new wireless technologies. Sure the changeover is annoying and possibly troublesome for people, but the sooner we get on with it the sooner people can deal with it and find something else to complain about.
  • by Anonymous Location: Anonymous on May 21, 2009 at 06:09 AM
    I have already switched to the digital converter but the signal comes and goes. When a storm is around the area or the wind blows, it starts "searching for a signal" and we miss parts of the show. Also, channel 12 isn't an option. Is anyone else having this problem?
  • by Anonymous Location: Greenville on May 21, 2009 at 02:29 AM
    I think it is a waste of money to do all of this changing. We all have a picture now. Why put the elderly threw all of this change over? TV is the most some of them have and the time and trouble to get the box and get it hooked up is really a bit to much. I am so sick of hearing about this change comming--We have more important thing to worry about than a CLEAR PICTURE ON TV What about how we are going to buy food this month or pay utilities or what medication to cut in half to make them last threw the month. Now that is real problems to think about. It seems we have put those thing important to the the back of the line and something foolish to the front.
  • by Anonymous Location: greenville on May 20, 2009 at 01:02 PM
    Can i get a government coupon for a month of my cable bill since they are giving coupons out for digital converter boxes?
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