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Converting my TV

I purchased a Philips 25" TV, model #24PT6341/37 about 18 months ago. I am connected to our local cable service with digital signal. With the new digital signal requirements coming into effect in Feb 09, will I have to purchase a converter box in order to continue viewing programs offered by our local cable provider or will I have to buy a new HDTV? My email is: jethrobuff@cox.net. Thank you.

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Yore in luck if you already watch TV from a cable provider you will not have any problems when "The big Change" comes next February

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For more information on the digital transition and coupon programs BestBuy.com has a FAQS, wuizzes and tutorials available at http://www.bestbuy.com/site/olspage.jsp?id=pcmcat120600050013&type=category

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