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CRedskinsRule 06-12-2009 10:08 AM

Analog TV ends today
 
Does this affect any one? OR Does anyone know anyone that this affects?

[url=http://tech.yahoo.com/news/ap/20090611/ap_on_hi_te/us_tec_digital_tv_transition]Surveys: More than 2M households unready for DTV by AP: Yahoo! Tech[/url]

Supposedly about 2.5 million people will be affected by this. I just can't imagine even one person who cares would not have already done whatever they needed to.

Does anyone even really care about this topic? (I wish TC would get here)

firstdown 06-12-2009 10:16 AM

Re: Analog TV ends today
 
We have a TV in our kitchen that will go dead today as its not hooked up to our dish network. That's the biggest problem with dish is that you need a bax for every TV and I just don't have a good place for the box in the kitchen to hook the flat screen TV up to. I'm thinking about just hooking it up to the box in our living room but then if your in the kitchen you have to watch the same thing that's on in the living room.

Mattyk 06-12-2009 10:21 AM

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It only affects those still using rabbit ears, which I can't believe so many people still do.

If people don't know what to do by now F 'em. We've only been hearing about this for the past 5 years it seems. :doh:

firstdown 06-12-2009 10:58 AM

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[quote=Mattyk72;562507]It only affects those still using rabbit ears, which I can't believe so many people still do.

If people don't know what to do by now F 'em. We've only been hearing about this for the past 5 years it seems. :doh:[/quote]

Its actually any TV that uses some kind of antenna.

KLHJ2 06-12-2009 11:12 AM

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Unless you are working with one of these, and you don't have cable or Sattelite, then you are DTV ready.

[IMG]http://i.ehow.com/images/GlobalPhoto/Articles/4594415/oldtv-main_Full.jpg[/IMG]

I cannot believe how much panic this whole thing is putting people through.

CRedskinsRule 06-12-2009 11:30 AM

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[quote=Mattyk72;562507]It only affects those still using rabbit ears, which I can't believe so many people still do.

[B]If people don't know what to do by now F 'em. We've only been hearing about this for the past 5 years it seems. [/B]:doh:[/quote]
That is how I feel too. I just wondered if somehow I was missing something. Personally, I think the media has made this a huge thing, when it could have just gone merrily into the night in February.

BleedBurgundy 06-12-2009 11:53 AM

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There's a boatload of backwards ass people in this country. As soon as they have to pay for something, even a $20 converter box, they flip the **** out. I'm with Matty, screw 'em.

ArtMonkDrillz 06-12-2009 11:53 AM

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How am I supposda watch my stories?!?!

mredskins 06-12-2009 12:10 PM

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I really think it is the Networks who are the most freaked out, god forbid they are not able to reach every human in America with their dribble.

Lot of money in TV people a lot of money.

This has to be one of the strongest/largest AD campaigns I have ever seen. Sadly if cancer reasearch, children's hospitals, etc... had this type of power to reach out for donations maybe we be saving more lives then just making sure everyone can catch the Price is Right.

Mattyk 06-12-2009 02:30 PM

Re: Analog TV ends today
 
[quote=mredskins;562547]I really think it is the Networks who are the most freaked out, god forbid they are not able to reach every human in America with their dribble.

Lot of money in TV people a lot of money.

This has to be one of the strongest/largest AD campaigns I have ever seen. Sadly if cancer reasearch, children's hospitals, etc... had this type of power to reach out for donations maybe we be saving more lives then just making sure everyone can catch the Price is Right.[/quote]

Good point. Seriously, you would think this switch was the biggest deal ever.

GMScud 06-12-2009 02:57 PM

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My 85 year old grandmother has digital television. Anyone still using analog TV is living under a rock.

tryfuhl 06-12-2009 03:19 PM

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[quote=firstdown;562504]We have a TV in our kitchen that will go dead today as its not hooked up to our dish network. That's the biggest problem with dish is that you need a bax for every TV and I just don't have a good place for the box in the kitchen to hook the flat screen TV up to. I'm thinking about just hooking it up to the box in our living room but then if your in the kitchen you have to watch the same thing that's on in the living room.[/quote]

You can get dual tuner boxes.

tryfuhl 06-12-2009 03:20 PM

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A lot of old people don't care enough to have premium television, in rural areas it's really quite a few.

mredskins 06-12-2009 03:30 PM

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[quote=tryfuhl;562624]A lot of old people don't care enough to have premium television, in rural areas it's really quite a few.[/quote]


This is kind of fun but sometimes I am jealous of this people. I just have so many choices that I end up watching nothing because I keep flipping the channel. I always think if I just had 4 channels I would settle on one show and enjoy it. LOL!

tryfuhl 06-12-2009 05:59 PM

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[quote=mredskins;562627]This is kind of fun but sometimes I am jealous of this people. I just have so many choices that I end up watching nothing because I keep flipping the channel. I always think if I just had 4 channels I would settle on one show and enjoy it. LOL![/quote]

Yeah unless there's a game on there's a good chance that I don't watch TV. Where I'm at right now my roomie is doing FTA satellite and there's only one receiver, so now I watch even less. I've been streaming the hockey and basketball games online, which I don't mind, but it doesn't look nearly as good obviously.


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