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It begins: US retailer pulls analog TVs

Briefs | 10/18/2007 3:30 pm EDT

If ever there was any doubt that the digital migration was upon us, it was put to rest this week. Consumer electronics retailer Best Buy has announced that it has pulled all analog televisions off its store shelves, leaving flat-panel and high-definition screens to take their place. US broadcasters will stop transmitting analog signals in February 2009. While more than 60 million US households still rely on antennas or analog cable, the US government will make available coupons that can be used to buy digital converter boxes at the beginning of next year. Best Buy has also announced that it will start selling coupon-eligible converter boxes in early 2008.

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