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FCC Part 15 Radio Frequency Devices
Section 15.124

The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) is the authority in the United States of America that creates and enforces the use of airwaves throughout the entire radio frequency spectrum. This group of documents contains the entirety of the FCC Part 15 regulations that concern unlicensed radio frequency devices. As with all government documents, this material is in the public domain and may be freely copied so long as the content is not changed. This copy is provided as a convenience for RF Cafe visitors. 

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[Code of Federal Regulations]
[Title 47, Volume 1]
[Revised as of October 1, 2008]
From the U.S. Government Printing Office via GPO Access
[CITE: 47CFR15.124]
[Page 801]
                       TITLE 47--TELECOMMUNICATION
                    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:// or 1-888-CALL-FCC, and from 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]

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