For digital TV switch, man upgrades half-century-year-old TV

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If you’re one of the dozens of Americans thinking about finally upgrading to a digital TV when the Big Switch comes in February of next year, you might want to consider a conversion kit. They’re cheap, and the government is giving a $40 coupon to those looking to switch over. And if you’re wondering if your current TV is compatible, it is. In fact, this enterprising UK man upgraded a 51-year-old set that’s been in his family since it was first purchased in 1957.

It’s likely the oldest set ever to be converted. While we think you’d be happier with a widescreen flat panel set, there’s something charming about these old console-style sets, but they’re no good for Halo 3.