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Hawaii Households Have Options to Switch from Analog to Digital Television

Lt. Governor James "Duke" Aiona Lt. Governor James "Duke" Aiona

HONOLULU (KHNL) -- State and media leaders discussed options Tuesday for the 25,000 Hawaii households still using rabbit ears to watch TV.

Six percent of households around Hawaii may lose television reception in one year due to a federally mandated switch from analog to digital television service.

The Federal Government will issue two $40 coupons per household for digital converter boxes.

Other options for analog users are to subscribe to a cable service, or purchase a new digital television.

"You can obtain a digital converter box which will convert the digital signal to analog without having to upgrade to a digital television or paid service," said Lt. Governor James "Duke" Aiona.

The deadline to make the switch is February 17, 2009.

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