Well, remember that it is only the free, over the air tv that is switching to digital. If you pay comcast for regular tv, you will not need a digital converter box. They will still send the normal cable signal through your cable wire. So, standard definition capture cards will still work after 2009. The way they are marketing this, they make you think that all tv is going digital. This is a shameless marketing ploy. so, if you have a cable subscription, you can still use haupauge cards. You can buy them at newegg.com. They only sell hybrid cards now, but they still work with NTSC (Analog).