Nationwide television broadcasters switched over exclusively from analog to a digital signal last night. Santa Clarita residents probably didn’t notice because the change only affected those getting free reception through antenna, which was already impossible in the Santa Clarita Valley due to topography (we’re surrounded by mountains).
Santa Clarita has three basic ways to receive television service: Time Warner Cable, AT&T U-Verse or one of the satellite dish providers. All three television delivery methods facilitate the digital signal transmission regardless of television type, even without a “cable box.
Even though Santa Clarita residents did not need to ditch their sets for newer models, there are important steps to follow when getting rid of an old television set or computer monitor which are considered “electronic waste.” There is a lot of information on the Environmental Services Division or you can go to erecycle.org for info.
Adding to the shameless plug for the City’s weekly news and information show, This Week In Santa Clarita, segments can also be seen on YouTube.com/CityofSantaClarita.