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Old 02-10-2009, 09:52 AM   #31
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The converter boxes have to be installed right? There you go! Heck! If it pays good I just might have switch jobs and............install converter boxes for a living! That job would be fun!

It would be fun until you had to walk into another persons house. I can just imangine the stories Comcast guys have.

When in HS I worked construction, we were putting an addition onto this house. Every morning this three bill lady boiled up a dozen eggs and proceded to eat them while watching us work, oh did I mention she dipped them in mayo as she went along. By 11 am I could smell her farts from out side the house. GROSS!!!
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Old 02-10-2009, 02:33 PM   #32
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i have bunny ears hooked up to my 60 inch HD tv . . . on top of that, when i went to go get my converter box i was told the gov't ran out of money to reimburse us for some of the cost like they said they would. . . thanks for not putting enough money away for this project or thanks for putting enough money away only to divert it to other gov't spending.
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i have bunny ears hooked up to my 60 inch HD tv . . . on top of that, when i went to go get my converter box i was told the gov't ran out of money to reimburse us for some of the cost like they said they would. . . thanks for not putting enough money away for this project or thanks for putting enough money away only to divert it to other gov't spending.

Why in the world do you have bunny ears connected to a HDTV...on second thought how in the hell do you have them connected?
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Old 02-10-2009, 02:40 PM   #34
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1) because i live paycheck to paycheck 2) i have an amplified bunny ears with tin foil on top that runs your average coaxil cable right into the back of your tv just like a cable box (which is actually an upgrade from connecting a cable from my window screen to the tv with no ears at all)

and i did host a SB party, hahahaha but it came out crystal clear b/c the station amped up their analog frequency just for the game so people using bunny ears got a clear image.
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1) because i live paycheck to paycheck 2) i have an amplified bunny ears with tin foil on top that runs your average coaxil cable right into the back of your tv just like a cable box (which is actually an upgrade from connecting a cable from my window screen to the tv with no ears at all)

and i did host a SB party, hahahaha but it came out crystal clear b/c the station amped up their analog frequency just for the game so people using bunny ears got a clear image.
I forgot about those antennas with the coax adapters. I was still thinking of the double pronged wires that you used to screw to the back of the set.

In no way was I poking fun at your financial situation nor am I now, but I could not help but think to myself "One day, I'm gonna have HD to go with my HDTV".
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i have bunny ears hooked up to my 60 inch HD tv . . . on top of that, when i went to go get my converter box i was told the gov't ran out of money to reimburse us for some of the cost like they said they would. . . thanks for not putting enough money away for this project or thanks for putting enough money away only to divert it to other gov't spending.
If you have an HDTV, you don't need a converter box. Use HD bunny ears bunny ears.
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Old 02-10-2009, 03:01 PM   #37
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If you have a HD TV with a HD converter built in you can pick up HD channels with bunny ears with no problem. Agruable maybe the best HD picture you will see.

It will be displayed as a ##-#. for example my NBC is 11 but over bunny ears my HD NBC is 11-1.

If not for the wife this would be my set up at my house also. MPT (Maryland Public TV) has seriously 4 or 5 HD channels that they brodcast and can easily be picked up by bunny ears.

I figured this out becasue the wonderful world of DircTV didn't allow HD local channels in my area. I now have Comcast.
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If you have a HD TV with a HD converter built in you can pick up HD channels with bunny ears with no problem. Agruable maybe the best HD picture you will see.

It will be displayed as a ##-#. for example my NBC is 11 but over bunny ears my HD NBC is 11-1.

If not for the wife this would be my set up at my house also. MPT (Maryland Public TV) has seriously 4 or 5 HD channels that they brodcast and can easily be picked up by bunny ears.

I figured this out becasue the wonderful world of DircTV didn't allow HD local channels in my area. I now have Comcast.
Yeah, but all of that goes away this month. There will be no "over the air" Broadcasts.
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Old 02-10-2009, 03:28 PM   #39
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^^ haha yeah i didnt figure that out (my HDTV has a digital converter built in) till i got home (about an hour before SB kick off) trying frantically to hook up my converter box . . . but not all stations broadcast the digital signal yet, thoo most do so on the weekends.

but most HD channels (11.1 or 13.1 etc) only have audio and no video until the weekends if im lucky. im going to return the converter box and look into those HD bunny ears, thanks cpayne.

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Yeah, but all of that goes away this month. There will be no "over the air" Broadcasts.
Really because isn't the convert box built into the set??? My understanding is that people with non-HD TV with Rabbit ears will now plug the Rabbit Ears into the convert box then the box into the TV, thus they are essential still using the rabbit ears. Most newer HD TV's already have this box built into so all you need are the bunny ears even after it switches over. Correct?
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There still will be over-the-air broadcasts, there just will not be any analog over-the-air broadcasts.

You will need a converter box if you receive your television signal from the air AND if you have an older TV without an HD tuner built in. The converter box goes in between your HD rabbit ears and your old non-HD TV. The box converts the digital signal being received by the rabbit ears into an analog signal that your TV can display.

If you have a satellite, cable, etc provider, you do not need a converter box. Those companies will still provide you with an analog signal.
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Yeah, but all of that goes away this month. There will be no "over the air" Broadcasts.

So basically this statement is false. OK.
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Re: DirecTV vs. cable

Yo, a young saleslady for Verizon showed up at my house last night asking if we were satisfied with the FiOS phone and internet service we have, and asking why we hadn't yet made the switch to FiOS TV.

I said, in so many words, BECAUSE I AIN'T MISSIN MY SKINS! I need DirecTV for the Sunday Ticket and won't give it up.

To which she then said that starting in 09 Verizon would be carrying the Sunday Ticket. Has anybody else heard this? I'm going to call Verizon today, because if I can bundle all my services to save some cash, AND still get the Skins, I'm on board. Just wondering if you guys heard about that.

Sorry if this is a dup discussion, I'm between meetings and can't take the time to read thru the thread.
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Old 02-11-2009, 11:19 AM   #44
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I would be very skeptical Schneed. No way DirectTV sub-licenses NFL Ticket considering that's their fishing rod for their other TV services. I had a Comcast rep tell me that crap before and I quickly realized NFL Network != NFL Ticket. Those reps will say anything to get you in the door. Truth be damned, they get paid for signing you up.

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Old 02-11-2009, 11:23 AM   #45
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What saden said. The rep, intentionally or unintentionally, was most likely talking about NFL Network or maybe even the MLB package
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