I can't even pinpoint when I switched to digital cable in my life — it just happened naturally (and probably when I moved), like tech evolution. So of course, like anyone else with digital cable already, I don't have to worry about how I'll be affected by the federally mandated shift from analog to digital cable.
For people who aren't already on digital (or have a newer, digital TV) though, there will be some unpleasant transitions. Converter boxes will run about six bucks per TV set, service installations of said boxes will cost people upwards of $60, and despite the availability in some places of government subsidies to help out, it will most likely be a big inconvenience. So I'm wondering, for cable subscribers, do you still have analog cable?