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Are you ready for the switch from analog to digital TV?

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digitaltv-cp-6867017.jpgA TV watcher adjusts his old antenna to work with a new digital converter box. Canadians will be required to make the switch from analog to digital on Wednesday. (Elise Amendola/Associated Press)

With the changeover from analog to Digital TV (DTV) set to take place on Wednesday, broadcasters and viewers alike must ensure they are ready for the transition.

Cable and satellite subscribers will be unaffected by the switch to DTV.

If you have an older set and use an antenna to receive your TV, you could lose your stations unless you buy a digital-to-analog converter box -- or live in parts of the country where federal broadcast regulator, the CRTC, says networks can continue to operate their aging analog transmitters.

The CRTC is requiring all broadcasters to go digital in 30 markets, including all provincial capitals and cities with a population of 300,000 or greater. 

Broadcasters have the option of gradually replacing analog with digital transmitters or shutting them down completely.

We'd like to hear your thoughts on the transition to DTV. Are you in favour of the impending change? Are you ready to make the switch from analog to digital? Why or why not?

(This survey is not scientific. Results are based on readers' responses.)

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