Winegard Simplifies Digital TV On RV Buddies

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Winegard Simplifies Digital TV On RV Buddies 

BURLINGTON, Iowa -- (December 18, 2008) -- Winegard's Jim Flynn will be featured on RV Buddies beginning this December 26, where he will discuss all aspects of the coming change-over to digital television.
It's official: on February 17th, 2009, analog signals will stop, and digital takes over. Are you ready? Will your old TV work? Are digital and HDTV the same? Do you have to buy a new TV? Will your existing antenna still work?
Jim Flynn, Southwest Regional Sales Manager of Winegard, appears with Mark Summers and Elise Baughman, hosts of RV Buddies, to discuss these questions and much more.
"Whether for your RV or your home, this is a really important show," says Summers, host of RV Buddies adding, "between Elise and myself, I think we asked about every question possible - and Jim answered them all in way that normal folks can understand."
"Many folks are worried about the coming switch to digital television, but this feature will be a great way to reassure them that it will be very easy and relatively inexpensive to update their old television sets and antennas," said Aaron Engberg, Winegard's director of mobile entertainment division.  "Whether it's a television in an RV or even in a home, Winegard has a product that will bridge the digital gap, and Jim will be there to help explain exactly what it will take to do just that."
RV Buddies, besides doing lifestyle, reviews and adventure segments, produces information segments like this that benefit the community.  Summers had this to say: "Our recent Bob Tiffin interview touched so many people. We often overlook pride and customer service" adding, "Winegard's approach to quality and service is of the highest caliber. The information Jim provides is essential for the consumer to educate themselves so they can spend their hard-earned dollars the right way."
Log onto on December 26th to see the episode.  As RV Buddies is an internet show that you can watch whenever you want, as many times as you like. For more information, contact either Winegard or RV Buddies.
About Winegard
Winegard Company has been manufacturing quality television and radio reception products for more than 50 years. Headquartered in Burlington, Iowa, Winegard enjoys a worldwide reputation that is based on many industry "firsts," including the all-channel "Yagi" TV antenna, 82-channel antenna, antenna mounted preamplifiers, antenna amplifiers, the anodizing process, perforated aluminum satellite antenna and the RV television antenna, among others.

Winegard Company currently manufactures and markets four distinct product lines:

  • Mobile Television Reception Products: Recreational vehicle, truck, marine, and automotive applications. Digital and HD satellite TV antennas ranging from manual crank-up models to fully automatic stationary and in-motion systems with GPS/DVB. DTV and HDTV bi-directional and omni-directional over-the-air antennas. Ground Antenna Mounts and Accessories.
  • Satellite TV Antennas and Mounts: Residential antennas ranging in size from 46 cm to 1 meter, including mounts and accessories.
  • Over-the-Air DTV/HDTV Antennas: DTV and HDTV VHF/UHF/FM TV Antenna Systems, Distribution and Preamplifiers, Power Supplies and Accessories.
  • Telemetry: Medical and Data Antenna Systems, Distribution Amplifiers, Power Supplies and Accessories.  

For technical product questions, contact Winegard Customer Service at 800-288-8094 or visit; for additional downloadable press releases and images, visit Winegard's online pressroom,

About RV Buddies

RV Buddies is an RV adventure-lifestyle show featuring reviews of RVs, accessories and gear. The show chronicles Mark, Elise, Robert, and their two RV Buddies, Toby and Alex as they visit America's most beautiful campgrounds and resorts. The program is distributed as an Internet Television production on its' own website, on Apple iTunes™, and other distribution channels.

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