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Defining Digital: How to make the switch to digital

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All this week we have been explaining how the digital transition will work and who it will affect. If people with analog TV's want to continue to use them after the swtich in September, they will need a digital converter box. To show how the process works, WWAY followed a Brunswick County man through his transition. Clay Pegram relies on an antenna to watch his TV, so he called the 1-800 number and ordered the government issued converter box coupons. Each household may receive up to two. Pegram has two TV's in his house, so he sent away for two coupons. Soon after they arrived, he bought his boxes. After the $80 in coupons was deducted, he paid $26. He says he's happy to pay that amount to keep his analog TV. "I was really worried about this thing when it first came out, I'm like, I've got to buy a new TV, I've got to do this, I've got to do this," said Pegram. To find out how to request coupons and where you can buy converter boxes, visit our website and click on the "Are you ready for DTV?" link. Also, the FCC is sending representatives to all the counties in our market to educate people about the early transition. The first event is this weekend at the White Lake Water Festival in Bladen County.

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