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Tell us About Your DTV Transition Day

Will TV watchers go berserk in the streets on June 12, 2009, or will the whole thing be as uneventful as Y2K? Share your DTV-Day stories!


Julie Jacobson · June 12, 2009

When analog goes dark on June 12, 2009, will it be as anticlimactic as Y2k or will weird stuff happen?

Will antenna sales and installations surge, as Zip Express expects?

Will people cancel cable and satellite subscriptions en masse? About 58% of consumers say they would likely drop their service if they could get free over-the-air HDTV.

Will some 2.8 million unprepared consumers flock to A/V retailers to buy new sets when the reality of DTV Day sets in?

Will manufacturers and A/V dealers be flooded with customer service calls?

Will the DTV Transition ads finally cease?!

In the Comments section below, let us know how your day is going!

Meanwhile, we’re headed to our cabin in the remote town of Brandon, Minn., where we will have no choice but to watch Season 4 of Weeds on a Netflix DVD.



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  About the Author

Julie Jacobson is founding editor of CE Pro, the leading media brand for the home-technology channel. She has covered the smart-home industry since 1994, long before there was much of an Internet, let alone an Internet of things. Currently she studies, speaks, writes and rabble-rouses in the areas of home automation, security, networked A/V, wellness-related technology, biophilic design, and the business of home technology. Julie majored in Economics at the University of Michigan, spent a year abroad at Cambridge University, and earned an MBA from the University of Texas at Austin. She is a recipient of the annual CTA TechHome Leadership Award, and a CEDIA Fellows honoree. A washed-up Ultimate Frisbee player, Julie currently resides in San Antonio, Texas and sometimes St. Paul, Minn. Follow on Twitter: @juliejacobson Email Julie at julie.jacobson@emeraldexpo.com

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