Charles Wolfe, 65, holds a converter box that he purchased for his analog TV that allows him to receive digital broadcast signals at his Sylmar home. But after installing the converter box, he now receives fewer TV stations than he did without it and the signal is often scrambled, sometimes making his TV unviewable. The unreliability highlights concerns about the transition, particularly in L.A. Although digital signals are sharper than analog, the signal may be harder to tune in.
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