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RadioShack Issues DTV-Converter Reminders

Fort Worth, Texas — RadioShack, which has benefitted from its sales of DTV converter boxes in advance of the June 12 DTV deadline, is reminding consumers to rescan their converter boxes that day and on June 13.

RadioShack said in a statement today that because some digital stations are moving to different channel numbers after the DTV transition, consumers who have installed digital converter boxes or digital televisions may find it necessary to rescan one or more times on June 12 and the morning of June 13 as broadcast stations complete their upgrades. This can be done through the converter-box setup menu. “Rescanning their converter boxes or digital televisions will potentially help consumers enjoy additional digital channels and a better quality picture,” the statement said.

RadioShack has a free DTV Transition Learning Course available online in both English and Spanish available at The two-lesson self-paced course can be viewed in about 60 minutes and leads consumers through a detailed DTV transition overview, the retailer said.