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FCC 15.124
Revised as of October 1, 2010
Goto Year:2009 | 2011
  §  15.124   DTV transition notices by manufacturers of televisions and
related devices.

   (a) Television receivers and related devices manufactured between April
   1, 2009, and June 30, 2009, must include notices about the digital
   television (DTV) transition. Related devices covered by this
   requirement: All television broadcast receivers as defined in
   § 15.3(w); TV interface devices as defined in § 15.3(y); devices that
   record and/or display signals received from television broadcast
   receivers; and set-top boxes available for sale at retail that receive
   video programming provided by multi-channel video programming

   (b) The notices required under paragraph (a) of this section must:

   (1) Be in clear and conspicuous print;

   (2) Convey at least the following information about the DTV transition:

   (i) The nationwide switch to digital television broadcasting will be
   complete on June 12, 2009, but your local television stations may
   switch sooner. After the switch, analog-only television sets that
   receive TV programming through an antenna will need a converter box to
   continue to receive over-the-air TV. Watch your local stations to find
   out when they will turn off their analog signal and switch to
   digital-only broadcasting. Analog-only TVs should continue to work as
   before to receive low power, Class A or translator television stations
   and with cable and satellite TV services, gaming consoles, VCRs, DVD
   players, and similar products.

   (ii) Information about the DTV transition is available from your local
   television stations, , or 1-888-CALL-FCC (TTY
   1-888-TELL-FCC), and from or 1-888-DTV-2009 (TTY
   1-877-530-2634) for information about subsidized coupons for
   digital-to-analog converter boxes; and

   (3) Explain clearly what effect, if any, the DTV transition will have
   on the use of the receiver or related device, including any limitations
   or requirements associated with connecting a related device to a DTV

   (c) This notice requirement applies to all responsible parties, as
   defined in § 2.909 of this chapter.

   [ 73 FR 28732 , May 19, 2008, as amended at  74 FR 8878 , Feb. 27, 2009]

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