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1. When will the Transition happen?
The Transition has been changed from February 17th, to June 12, 2009. That means that all Off Air Reception using a standard TV that does not have a Digital TV (DTV) Tuner or External Digital Convertor Box will not receive TV Stations after the transition Date.

2. I have a Satellite or Cable TV provider and currently paying for those services. Do I need to be concerned?
You do not need to be concerned. You will still receive what you do today. There may be some change with Cable Cards and possibly with some DVRs on the Cable side. You can contact your local cable provider to confirm on equipment changes if any.

You can add an Off Air Antenna to Your System as a back up or to receive Local Stations in HD without an additional monthly charge. If you need assistance contact us 888-485-8049 DCS is a full service company.


3. Can we Convert our Equipment Today?
Yes you certainly can. All local TV stations are broadcast in Digital today.

4. Can I use my existing Analog UHF/VHF Antenna?
If your existing antenna functions well and receives Off Air TV channels today it should receive digital channels without any problem. You will need a TV with a built in Digital Tuner or an External Digital Tuner Set Top Box. An External Digital Convertor Box would be connected between your existing Off Air Antenna and your TV.

5. Can we receive HDTV Channels with the Transition?
If you have an HDTV television with a built in Digital Tuner you can receive HDTV stations..  If you have an HD Ready TV you can purchase an HDTV Tuner.  If you need assistance contact us.

6. Will my existing Off Air Antenna receive HDTV?
Yes. DTV occupies the same spectrum and Analog. Your existing operational Off Air antenna will work with DTV. If you receive a fuzzy or Ghost type signal today with analog TV your DTV may not lock on.  You may need to replace the coax running to it and/or add a pre-amp, depending on your specific situation or more antenna based on how far the broadcast towers are from your home.  You may get by with a pair of rabbit ears or you may need to invest in a rooftop antenna.  In either case you will need a TV with a built in DTV Tuner or External Digital Convertor Box to get started.  You can contact us for assistance. If you need assistance we welcome your call 888-485-8049 DCS is a full service company.

7. Is there any monthly charges for Off Air DTV?
No there isn’t any monthly charge for these services. You may have some up fees for Equipment and Installation Services.

8. Why is the Digital Transition Happening?
To make a long story short; broadcasters became interested in HDTV and providing more channels to viewers. Congress decided to have broadcasters move to Digital so they could offer more channels and free up the analog channels for emergency communications and advanced services. This became more important after September 11, 2001.

9. If I am looking to purchase a new TV will it need to be an HDTV to watch digital broadcast television?
No. You can purchase an SD television that is not HD. You may want to make sure it has a Digital Tuner built in or you can purchase an External Digital Convertor Box. If you purchase an HDTV television with a built in DTV Tuner you will receive HDTV stations also.

10. Does my TV have a DTV tuner?
You need to check your owner’s manual to determine if your TV has a built in DTV or HDTV Tuner. You can also check in the Menu Mode of your TV when you go to scan for TV channels. It should say something to scan for both analog or digital. If it mentions Digital you should be all set [although you may also need a antenna]. If it is an HDTV with digital you should receive HDTV stations. If your HDTV says it is HDTV Ready it typically has just an analog TV tuner and not a DTV Tuner. You would need to purchase a DTV Tuner. You can purchase an HDTV Tuner to receive HDTV stations or call us for assistance.

11. Does my VCR, DTV DVD recorder, PVR, DVR, have a tuner?
Most of the products do not have a DTV Tuner Built in even though they mention that they are digital devices. If you think that it has a DTV tuner, you would need to check your owners manual to determine if your TV has a built in DTV or HDTV Tuner. There are DVR and DVD Players available with built in HDTV Tuners.  TransitionMyTV.com can provide that product along with the On Site Set Up and installation. If you need assistance contact us.


In conclusion, TransitionMyTV.com provides in home services typically where the retailer leaves off.  We will recommend where and what to purchase if you like.  We can provide the converter boxes or we can recommend a retailer that will accept coupons and take care of your converter box needs.  We will take care of the rest.  We have been in the Full Service Technology business for over 24 years.  Visit TechnologiesByDCS.com to see the other services we provide





DCS hopes that you will find the information informative and helpful. We welcome the opportunity to offer our service to those seeking help in connecting their equipment.
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Questions & Answers on Transition My TV
There are a number of sites and blogs that help to educate home owners and businesses about the “Digital TV Transition”.

YouTube.com videos offer information regarding the transition and it's benefits. 

We feel that many of the explanations that are being offered by others may be  over simplified and/or  position you to purchase  equipment that you may not need.

The goal of our site is to help explain the transition and offer our services to help you facilitate this change. Click here to learn how we can help you!
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Commonly asked questions

1.   When will the Transition happen?
2.   I have a Satellite or Cable TV provider and currently paying for
       those services, do I need to be concerned?
3.   Can we Convert our Equipment Today?
4.   Can I use my existing Analog UHF/VHF Antenna?
5.   Can we receive HDTV Channels with the Transition?
6.   Will my existing Off Air Antenna receive HDTV?
7.   Are there any monthly charges for Off Air DTV?
8.   Why is the Digital Transition Happening?
9.   If I am looking to purchase a new TV will it need to be an HDTV to
       watch digital broadcast television?
10. Does my TV have a DTV tuner?
11. Does my VCR, DVD recorder, PVR, DVR, have a DTV tuner?
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