The digital TV transition is finally here. The way I understand it, the FCC is letting TV stations decide on their own when their analog signals go down today so people won’t REALLY notice until Saturday. I predict mayhem and lots of news stories about people who waited too long or maybe stories of people in line for converter boxes and stores running out of them etc.

My only hope is that the signal is stronger, because a lot of channels can be pretty darn flakey. I’m almost on the top floor of my apartment building so I wonder about people with TVs in more confined areas? Does that even make a difference? If someone walking on the side of the room opposite the antenna can have an effect, then how is it going to be for lots of people out there?