Circuit City fined by FCC

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The Federal Communications Commission has fined seven retailers, including Henrico County-based Circuit City, for not properly advertising that television sets did not have digital tuners.

The FCC fined Circuit City for $712,000 for violations in stores in Roseville, Calif., San Diego and Staten Island, N.Y.

Circuit City was warned 32 times over seven days in June about violations at the same stores, according to the FCC filing. Inspections on two later dates showed that Circuit City was still not properly showing that televisions would not work with digital tuners.

Federal law requires that all broadcasters transition to a digital signal by Feb. 17. For those who have analog televisions, they must buy converters or purchase a pay service, such as cable.

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