There is absolutely no chance that the current deadline of February 17, 2009 for all digital TV broadcasting will stand. Considering that 23% of all television sets in the US don't receive cable or direct broadcast satellite (DBS) programming and only 36% of all TV sets in the US are currently connected to a cable or DBS set-top converter box.It will be pushed back. If I had to bet, I'd go over 3 years before I went under.Seidman adds: Your 5 year old son might be in graduate school before this happens. As of last December it's a mighty big piece of the pie to be cutting out. Note, in the latest Nielsen Universe Estimates for the US for 2008 it pegs Satellite w/29.5m HH and over-the-air at 14.4m HH.