When the switch is thrown to convert all TV transmissions in America to digital by the Feb. 17 deadline, millions of people could be left with no signal at all, reports the New York Times, as efforts to educate the public have been largely unsuccessful so far. The Federal Communications Commission sponsored a NASCAR race car as part of its effort to inform Americans that on Feb. 18, television signals transmitted over the air will be transmitted solely in digital format--and old TV sets no longer will work. It paid $350,000 to emblazon "The Digital TV Transition" and other phrases...

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