Goodbye analog: TV makes the switch at midnight
You've had plenty of warning that your ancient TV set won't function starting tomorrow, but we understand the procrastination. At 12:01 a.m., all TV signals will go digital, which means your analog TV (bunny-ear sets) won't function anymore.
So in case you're scrambling to figure out this new technology, there will be people there to help you out at Powderhorn Park.
If you currently subscribe to cable TV, you won't see a change in your service. The "Goodbye to Analog" event Friday afternoon will help residents get their TV signal back in a new form.
Goodbye to Analog
Powderhorn Park, South Minneapolis
1 p.m. to 4 p.m.
Volunteers will be on hand to help explain the converter box installation process, give free converter boxes to anyone with a government coupon, and answer any other questions.
If you want a coupon for a converter box, the government is offering two per household. You can apply for them by calling 888-DTV-2009.
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