Bad news: In a little more than a year all analog TV's will become obsolete. Good news: FREE GOVERNMENT STUFF! The only way I can see this affecting me is my little 2.2" portable color TV that I take to sporting events will become obsolete. Haven't used it in a couple years since I can stream my cable via a Slingbox to my PocketPC phone if I want. I don't have a local football team out here and baseball games are rarely on local channels anyway. The government's giving away free coupons for the converter boxes you'll need if you don't have cable or satellite: http://www.dtv2009.gov DO NOT go to dtv2009.gov.com or dtv2009.com. Possible phishing sites. Is anyone here still not forking out huge amounts of dollars to cable or satellite companies? According to Nielson's Ratings, 13% of people still rely on over the air TV programming.