Feb. 19, 2009 is the date of the end of analog broadcast. All cable boxes, have the ablity to convert digital to analog. All satillite boxes have it as well. Anything that is HDTV ready or HDTV can also do the conversion.
So if you still have that old analog CRT set, it will still be good as long as you have it hooked up to any type of converter.
ARGHH, do a quick search people, ATSC is not digital or analog in the sense. ATSC 8-VSB is our current digital HDTV usage and it will stay that way for now. It isnt one or the other, it is a committee.
ATSC came up with NTSC which yes is analog. But we are going to start using just 8-VSB from next year on. Currently there ARE internal mini cards that work on both digital and analog so you dont have to have something that is mounted externally. For instance, find a Yuan MC585 minicard and replace it with the one you have inside. It is a Hybrid ATSC digital/ NTSC analog card. That should do the ticket.