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DTV Transition: What You Need to Know

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The transition to DTV is done.  WTTG-TV has turned OFF it's analog signal. We will only broadcast on our digital signal.  

If you haven't made the necessary adjustments to receive digital TV you will NOT see our programming. What you WILL see is information on what you need to do to get a digital signal.

We'll provide that information 24 hours a day, seven days a week for one month, all an effort to get our viewers the information they need to see DTV.

The Digital TV Transition: What You Need to Know About DTV

DTV Made Easy

FCC Consumer Facts

Instructions for setting up a DTV converter box: (CLICK HERE for a quick start diagram)

1. Unplug your television from the wall.
2. Unplug the antenna from the back of the television set.
3. Plug the antenna wire into the antenna input jack on the back of your converter box.
4. Take the wire that came with your new converter box and plug one end into the antenna output jack on your converter box. Plug the other end of this wire into antenna jack on the back of your television set.
5. Plug in your television and your new converter box and turn them both on.
6. Using the directions in the manual that came with your converter box, proceed to set up your antenna and converter box.

For more information on setting up your new converter box, please visit the DTV Website. Click here for local help.

Related Info:

For folks who want to get rid of their old TV's, which have dangerous materials in them like lead, mercury and PCBS.
In DC, you can drop them off on Saturdays at the Fort Totten Trash Transfer Station at 4900 Bates Road in northeast.
Or the Benning Road Trash Transfer Station at 3200 Benning Road in northeast between 8 am and 3 pm.

FCC SIGNAL LOSS NOTICE: More Information at 1-888-CALL-FCC or 1-888-TELL-FCC
FOX 5's digital signal is on full power on UHF channel 36. But for some people living in this marked zone, you may lose our signal completely, be able to pick up another station's signal or you'll require a high gain UHF rooftop antenna to pick up FOX 5's signal. And if you live outside this area, you won't be able to pick up our signal at all.

Click on the map or here for more details.
Signal Coverage Loss
Click on the local station on FCC.GOV for detail on full power availability. Signal strength calculations are based on a terrain-sensitive propagation model resembling but not identical to the propagation model used when calculating service and interference contours for licensed broadcast television stations. Actual signal strength may vary based on a variety of factors, including, but not limited to, building construction, neighboring buildings and trees, weather, and specific reception hardware. Your signal strength may be significantly lower in extremely hilly areas. Click on a call sign for details about that station's digital upgrade plans.

OR CALL:1-888-CALL-FCC or 1-888-TELL-FCC
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