Good Question - What To Do With Old TVs

By: Jeff Herndon Email
By: Jeff Herndon Email

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The digital switch will be here in mid-February. All TV stations will be broadcasting in digital only.

A viewer asks, "What happens to all the old TVs that aren't converted? Are they just going to be thrown away and fill up the landfills?" Good question.

First of all, your TV is not going to be useless. There is technology available, like a converter box, to keep that old non-digital tube working after the switch. Of course, if you have cable or satellite, you won't have to do anything.

If you have recently purchased a new digital TV, what should you do with your old one?

A local TV repair shop recommends recycling your old TV set. Sedgwick County will host a residential e-waste collection on January 24th in Pavilion 2 at the Kansas Coliseum. The event will last from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. and items accepted include TVs.

Other options include: a foot rest, a door stop, a paper weight, a coffee table, coat rack, gag gift or a pretend buddy to play catch with.

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