So What Do You Do If You Still Can't Get Digital?

There are several hotlines, e-mails and websites available for consumers experiencing problems.

FCC Call Center: 1-888-CALL FCC or 1-888-225-5332. Click here to visit the FCC’s DTV page.

Elon University: 1-877-410-EDTV (3388)
This hotline will be manned Friday until 8:00pm and Saturday 8:00am until 8:00pm.

Converter Boxes: 1-888-DTV-2009 or 1-888-388-2009

Remember, WITN-TV has agreed to provide “Nightlight” service on WITN analog channel 7 for at least 2 weeks. “Nightlight” service will consist of messages about digital television (English and Spanish) and emergency information if necessary. Regular programming will cease to air. You can watch the "Nightlight" service for more information.

You can also e-mail dtv@witn.com.


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  • by stormy Location: eastern NC on Jun 12, 2009 at 06:48 PM
    I have satellite, so the fact that analog TV is out of here is no problem.....SURE. When it rains, satellite TV goes out. So, it's getting ready to storm, and my little battery operated TV will no longer work. Can I go out and buy a small, battery operated TV right now? Don't think so. And from what I understand, unless you spend money to purchase a better antenna for that, it won't do you much good if you're like us and live in the boon docks. Oh Happy Day!!
  • by Cactus Location: Strabane on Jun 12, 2009 at 04:13 PM
    I wonder how many people will call 911?
  • by Joe Location: Morehead City on Jun 12, 2009 at 12:38 PM
    For years I have had several small screen, portable TVs for use during hurricanes and power outages. These, of course, are now useless, so I bought a Pinnacle HDTV usb tuner for my laptop. I hope you are running low power at present, as the only station I can receive(even outdoors) is WFXI in Morehead, and it is pixeling! What a disappointment! Radio is all we will have. What great advances they have taken!
  • by Judy Location: Crystal Coast on Jun 12, 2009 at 10:17 AM
    So my old, trusty, portable TV that I use for when the power goes out during storms no longer works. And it used to pick up lots of channels. Actually saw WITN go off the air :-(. I got a new digital portable TV for emergencies (and attached a much longer antenna than what came with the TV) and alas, only one channel comes in; Channel 8 in Morehead City. So, here we are, stuck on the coast, out of touch if a storm comes through. Nice change....Love it...NOT
  • by Why Location: NC on Jun 12, 2009 at 08:11 AM
    America would be better off with TV anyway. I don't know whats the big deal. Why do we have news papers? If TV is such an issue. Geesh, I don't know about this world sometimes.
  • by Phillip Location: Greenville on Jun 12, 2009 at 08:05 AM
    YAY it is almost here can't wait until tonight for them so shut up about it.
  • by WITN question Location: Washington on Jun 12, 2009 at 07:10 AM
    WITN I have a question that you may be able to answer. Who will now be using the analog broadcast signal? When FM radio was developed, AM radio was not retired. It is still used today (mostly by talk radio.) When satellite radio was developed, this did not shut down both AM and FM radio. So I guess my question is, now that everyone is being switched to digital broadcast, who will be using the analog broadcast frequencies in the future?
  • by Steve Location: Chocowinity on Jun 12, 2009 at 06:48 AM
    I'm soooooooooo glad it's finally here, I'm tired of hearing about it every day
  • by Nathan Location: Eastern NC on Jun 11, 2009 at 10:49 PM
    This is silly. They've been talking about the DTV switch for a couple years. It almost got done in February, but the holdouts got a 4 month extension. The government is even comping the cost of the converter box. I have seen DTV on a small analog set (in the middle of nowhere, no less) and it is awesome. TV at DVD quality and at least twice as many channels. I mean, I did not imagine TV could look this good on a non-HD set. This is the biggest update to TV since color TV and the government is footing the bill. Yes it stinks that all this is because the government sold analog TV out to AT&T, but it's win-win for the consumers. And of course if you have cable or satellite, you don't even need a converter box anyway, but the converter box is awesome. Comes with a remote, too, so if your TV didn't have a remote, you get two upgrades courtesy of Uncle Sam.
  • by Dave on Jun 11, 2009 at 10:20 PM
    If people don't have this issue fixed by now, they have some mental problems.
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