Hawaii will be making the conversion from analog to digital a month early.
Here's the explanation I found off the web:
I got this photo from Wikipedia.
...."all the analog TV signals will be shut off in February. It won't be pretty, but it'll be progress. Hawaii, though, has a dilemma: it just so happens that the analog towers that'll be torn down are awfully close to the nests of the state's adorable and endangered petrel birds, whose nesting season also occurs in February. Hence Hawaii's digital switch will occur a month early on January 15th..."
Art has resisted getting cable and paying that extra cable bill each month since the kids were little. Both Jon and Tif still laugh about their dad's insistence that, "We don't need cable. You should be reading a book or playing outside."
When we built the second floor to this house over two years ago, Art had the electrician wire TV connections to the attic where he installed a roof antennae. He figured the antennae would then be protected from the fierce winds we often get in winter. I know our contractor thought we were quite eccentric. However, they were very impressed when they saw the reception we got.
With the digital conversion, however, TV stations are moving their broadcasting towers to a different part of the island so Art is having to crawl in the attic trying to figure out which direction he should point his antennas. Unfortunately, some of the towers are in different directions and we'll have to choose which ones we consider most important. Presently, PBS is the only one that we can't do without that we don't get yet but we're hoping it's because they're in the process of moving or something.
Well, at least I'm getting Brian Williams and I can see Chuck which we love. Art was watching Heroes tonight and blood looks bloodier (cringe) and bullet holes are even more gross (yuuuck!) with the digital reception. I'm seeing a lot more wrinkles on people. Brian Williams looks good even with wrinkles, though so I'm perfectly happy.