For anyone else out there who has a television, but not cable and is trying to figure out the whole deal with the February 17th revocation of the public airwaves...
(I'm making a wild accusation with the "revocation of the public airways" statement, btw. I don't actually have information or even a strong conspiracy theory about this; I'm just assuming it's nefarious because it came out of the government during the Bush administration.)
Reclaim the Media has a bunch of information on their site about it. (Thanks, Hilary.) And Josh Breitbart, bless him, chronicled his experience on his People's Production House blog. Basically, my plan is to have what he's having, the Insignia Digital-to-Analog Converter for Analog TVs, Model: NS-DXA1.
Josh also bought the Artec T3AP Digital-to- Analog Converter Box, since he has two tvs. I was going to go with whichever was smaller, but Eric, with some help from Consumer Reports convinced me that the Insignia has better features, like configurable closed captioning.
All of the local retailers selling the converters are big box rather than mom & pop, so I may give in to my laziness and also buy online. Anyone prefer an online vendor to Meritline, which is where Josh ordered his?