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4/17/08- Tyler

Once You Go Digital, Don't Dump That TV

Most of us enjoy watching tv, but what's inside your set may be what we should be watching.

TV repairman Charlie Little told us analog and digital sets could contain aluminum, steel, lead, and mercury. Things that  stay in the landfill many years, and could be hazardous if just tossed aside after the big switch.

"The best thing to do is take it to Goodwill, or here to the Tyler Recycling Center, and it'll be disposed of properly," said recycling center coordinator Kristi Boyett.

And if you've grown attached to your set, there is always the option of keeping it. It's just a matter of making sure you have the right equipment.

Chris Smith of Don's TV and Appliances tells KLTV 7, "If they are on antennae, they will have to get a converter box 905 they don't have to replace the television, they can just get the optional converter box. You have to have a box that will convert that digital signal to make it work on your analog television."

Just a few ways to make sure your switch is clean and easy

Layron Livingston, Reporting llivingston@kltv.com 

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