This whole transition is a ploy to get more people to pay for TV. The reception is so bad that most cant even watch. Anytime the wind blows mine goes out. The analog signal would still be viewable in a storm but the digital signal cannot take this. The people who rely on the EBS to avoid severe weather would more than likley never hear their instructions. In my opinion the digital transition is a gigantic waste of money in a time where we all should be counting our nickles.The FCC needs to wake up and listen to the people. At least give us a choice.