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TV Week: Surveying the Digital Landscape

An Apex Digital TV converter box.
An Apex Digital TV converter box. (Getty)

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Sunday, June 7, 2009

Analog television goes dark this Friday, and the gradual transition to digital broadcasting has opened a realm of viewing possibilities for those who are used to receiving only standard broadcast channels.

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Below, we've highlighted a selection of digital channels available over the air, along with where you can find them in your area:

D.C.

Washington, D.C.

Regional Schedule

MARYLAND

Chesapeake

Howard County/Anne Arundel

Montgomery County

Prince George's County

Southern Maryland (Calvert and Charles counties)

VIRGINIA

Arlington County/Alexandria

Fairfax County

Loudoun, Fauquier and Stafford counties

Prince William County

Still not prepared for the switch? Here are some resources:

Ask the FCC: Call 1-888-CALL-FCC (1-888-225-5322), visit www.dtv.gov or chat online with Jessica Almond of the Federal Communications Commission at 11 a.m. Thursday, June 11, at www.washingtonpost.com/dtv.

Ask The Post: Reporters Rob Pegoraro and Kim Hart will field questions at noon Friday, June 12, at washingtonpost.com/dtv, where you can also find an archive of Post stories on the switch and other useful technical information.


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