Many viewers are still confused about the transition to digital TV, reports the Tribune-Review.
Local telecom companies are trying to reassure them that their analog TV sets don’t need a converter box if they’re connected to a cable system, but consumers elsewhere aren’t so lucky. A woman in Florida claims her cable company told her she’d need to rent new converter boxes for all five of her TVs, at a cost of $6 each per month.
Dennis Cutrell, general manager of Citizens Cable in Mt. Pleasant Township, Westmoreland County, tells the newspaper his company’s system is already all-digital, and signals will be converted to analog for subscribers’ TVs.
“We’ll have to provide that for our customer base, and we are going to have to absorb the cost,” he said.