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Captioning changes starting January 1, 2008

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  • Amber Smock
    fyi ________________________________ From: Dean DeRusso [mailto:dderusso@rcil.org] Sent: Friday, November 30, 2007 2:46 PM Subject: Captioning changes starting
    Message 1 of 1 , Nov 30, 2007
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      From: Dean DeRusso [mailto:dderusso@...]
      Sent: Friday, November 30, 2007 2:46 PM
      Subject: Captioning changes starting January 1, 2008

      Hi everyone,
       
      I am not sure if any of you realize that January 1, 2008 our current analog broadcast television will start it's transition to an all-digital system. 
       
      By February 17, 2009, the old system should be fully disconnected and starting to use the all-digital system.  For those who are using television sets connected to cable, satellite or other pay TV service do not require converters and captioning will still work. 
       
      For those who are using "rabit ear" or a rooftop antenna for TV reception will need a converter to have the TV and captioning system to work.  For those who are concerned about upgrading their current system, the government will be providing coupons for these converters for those who January 1st, 2008 till around March 2009. 
       
      For more information about these converters and transition please visit the following link:

      Thank you,

       

      Dean DeRusso
      Deaf Systems Advocate
      Regional Center for Independent Living

      Advocacy and Independent Living Services for Individuals
      497 State Street
      Rochester, NY 14608


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