Round of applause for Best Buy, which aims to educate you all about the upcoming digital TV transition. (Remember the big day: February 17, 2009.) The lastelectronics retailer left standing will hold a series of workshops at 25 of its stores to “educate consumers about the transition to digital television broadcasting and help them choose the best solution for their television needs.”
Here, let me save you (or someone you know) a trip to one of these workshops. (Remember, I have a certificate in this stuff.) If you watch TV via cable or satellite you’re fine. If you’re still watching TV using the old bunny ears—I doubt many of you guys are—then you need a digital converter box, which are free through a government-subsidized program. That’s it. You don’t need to buy a fancy new TV to watch TV come February 18.