Come Wednesday you will know whether or not you are ready for the Big Switch.
NewsChannel 11, along with other Lubbock television stations, will shutdown the analog signal on Wednesday. "I think our viewers need to watch Channel 11 because we're going to do four tests for them throughout the day to make sure they know if they're prepared for the digital transition. And if not we'll let them know what they'll need to do to make sure their tv works going forward," said KCBD General Manager Dan Jackson.
The tests will last for two minutes and will run at 7 a.m., noon, 6:30 p.m., and 9 p.m. If you have a digital television, satellite, cable, or a new converter box you should see your normal programming. If you aren't ready you'll see a message on your screen informing you that your television has failed the test. If your set does fail the test, it doesn't mean that you need to go out and buy a new television. Your problem can likely be solved with an inexpensive, set top converter box.
Through a government program you can apply for up to two $40 coupons by clicking here but you must do this by the end of the year. For more information on the big switch; check out the Big Switch section at the link below. For more answers to your questions about the digital transition you can call, toll free, 1-888-388-2528.