September 31, 2011 marked the end of the analogue television broadcast signal. I am one of a reported 800,000 Canadians effected by the digital switchover. In other words, I do not have a digital enabled tv, and I do not subscribe to cable service.
Pictured is my Toshiba model C395C television, manufacted May 1979. Here is an electronic device built to last. So long, in fact, it outlasted the broadcast network supporting it. Congratulations to Toshiba for producing an incredibly well built product.
I went down the street to the tv/radio repair shop to discuss digital converters. The decades old store had vanished and had been replaced by a cell phone provider. I guess they releazed everything in their store was obsolete.