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It's common knowledge that next Feburary all domestic television programming will be broadcast digitally. Unfortuately with the upcoming switch from analog to digital the goverment is turning a lot of old T.V.'s into completly useless relics. Instead of tossing them into the garbage, only to have it show up in some landfill, why not put 'em to some use and repurpose it. Isn't that what GREEN HOT is all about anyway. This month Popular Science Magazine published an article showing how to transform those old televisions into monitors for ipods. If you have an old analog set—anything that pulls in signals over rabbit ears—you can get a converter box to receive digital signals. But what about those ancient TV's from the 50's, 60's, 70's and even 80's? Most sets like that can’t receive cable or satellite service and don’t even have any A/V inputs, so a converter may not be an option. But, if you have some simple knowledge of electronics and a soldering gun you can get a transmitter box and a little wire and you are set. You will have an awesome conversation piece and also feel good about saving the world a little bit. Even if it is by watching Family Guy episodes you got through itunes. You can get the full instructions here.

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