AZ-TV Now All-Digital Channel 7.1 in Phoenix: What You Need To Know (And Do)
AZ-TV has switched to all-digital broadcasting in the Phoenix area on Channel 7.1, providing a crystal-clear signal not possible with analog (non-digital) technology.
Channel 27 has left the air forever. This was necessary to replace the analog transmitter with a new state-of-the art digital transmitter.
If you've been watching AZ-TV over the air (no cable, no satellite) in the Phoenix area on Channel 27, you'll need one of the following:
* A TV set with a built-in digital tuner. All new TVs sold in the U.S. since May, 2007 have digital tuners. If you've bought one since then, you've got what you need.
* A cable connection. For this, you'd need to call Cox, Qwest, or the local cable provider for your area and subscribe.
* A satellite connection. Again, a subscription, through DIRECTV or Dish Network.
* A digital-to-analog converter box. This is a set-top box that will recieve digital signals and convert them so they can be watched on your existing analog (non-digital) TV.