Your Sony KP-46WT510 television has an analog tuner, so you may need a digital tuner or a converter box to continue to receive over-the-air programming.
If you subscribe to a cable or satellite service, your television viewing should not be affected by the June 12, 2009, cut-off date for full-power analog broadcasting. Please contact your service provider for complete information.
After June 12, 2009, full-power television stations will broadcast in digital only. The switch from analog to digital broadcast television is referred to as the digital TV (DTV) transition. In 1996, the U.S. Congress authorized the distribution of an additional broadcast channel to each broadcast TV station so that they could start a digital broadcast channel while simultaneously continuing their analog broadcast channel.
Congress mandated that February 17, 2009, would be the last day for full-power television stations to broadcast in analog. Then in February 2009 Congress passed the DTV Delay Act which extended the deadline for full-power broadcast TV stations to complete the DTV transition from February 17, 2009, to June 12, 2009. However, Congress did not require stations to continue broadcasting in analog. Some broadcast stations in the U.S. have already switched over and are broadcasting in digital only. The remaining stations will stop broadcasting in analog sometime between now and June 12, 2009.
For more information about this federal government mandate, we recommend you visit the official U.S. government digital TV FAQ website at www.dtv.gov/consumercorner.html. The website explains in detail the upcoming changes and what they mean for consumers.
Digital Transition Options
If you are currently using an antenna to receive all your TV programming, your world is about to change. Digital signals will soon make over-the-air analog a thing of the past.
After June 12, 2009, you will have three options to continue to view television programming.