Stores Busy with 'Digital' Traffic

Meridian store that sell electronics equipment are expecting to be busy over the next several days.

Officials at Best Buy in Meridian said within an hour of WTOK's switch to digital, they had people coming in to buy new digital televisions.

Brian Landor, general manager of Best Buy, said he expects that digital TVs, outdoor antennae and converter boxes will both be hot items over the next several days.

"Some of them are well aware, but I don't think they were totally aware of the effect it would have on their television until this morning," said Landor.

Newscenter 11checked with a number of other retailers over the last several days, including Radio Shack, Cowboy Maloney's, and Wal-Mart. All said they have converter boxes and digital TVs available for purchase.

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