June 11, 2009
| by Julie Jacobson
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.
Julie Jacobson is co-founder of EH Publishing and currently spends most of her time writing for CE Pro, mostly in the areas of home automation, networked A/V and the business of home systems integration. She majored in Economics at the University of Michigan, earned an MBA from the University of Texas at Austin, and has never taken a journalism class in her life. Julie is a washed-up Ultimate Frisbee player with the scars to prove it. Follow her on Twitter @juliejacobson.