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FCC Part 15 regulations
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[Code of Federal Regulations]
[Title 47, Volume 1]
[Revised as of October 1, 2008]
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CHAPTER I--FEDERAL COMMUNICATIONS COMMISSION
PART 15_RADIO FREQUENCY DEVICES--Table of Contents
Subpart B_Unintentional Radiators
Sec. 15.124 DTV transition notices by manufacturers of televisions
and related devices.
(a) Television receivers and related devices manufactured between
May 30, 2008, and March 31, 2009, must include notices about the digital
television (DTV) transition. Related devices covered by this
requirement: All television broadcast receivers as defined in Sec.
15.3(w); TV interface devices as defined in Sec. 15.3(y); devices that
record and/or display signals received from television broadcast
receivers; and set-top boxes available for sale at retail that receive
video programming provided by multi-channel video programming
(b) The notices required under paragraph (a) of this section must:
(1) Be in clear and conspicuous print;
(2) Convey at least the following information about the DTV
(i) After February 17, 2009, a television receiver with only an
analog broadcast tuner will require a converter box to receive full
power over-the-air broadcasts with an antenna because of the Nation's
transition to digital broadcasting. Analog-only TVs should continue to
work as before to receive low power, Class A or translator television
stations and with cable and satellite TV services, gaming consoles,
VCRs, DVD players, and similar products.
(ii) Information about the DTV transition is available from http://
www.DTV.gov or 1-888-CALL-FCC, and from http://www.dtv2009.gov or 1-888-
DTV-2009 for information about subsidized coupons for digital-to-analog
converter boxes; and
(3) Explain clearly what effect, if any, the DTV transition will
have on the use of the receiver or related device, including any
limitations or requirements associated with connecting a related device
to a DTV receiver.
(c) This notice requirement applies to all responsible parties, as
defined in Sec. 2.909 of this chapter.
[73 FR 28732, May 19, 2008]