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and-justice-for-all Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jan-26-09 05:48 AM
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79. Waste of fucking time and money...
We all have know about this switch to D-Tv for over 2 years..
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  -Senate Nears Deal To Delay Digital TV chill_wind  Jan-24-09 01:35 PM   #0 
  - Hey, can DU use some of that spectrum for a Democratic Underground TV Network? n/t  Ian David   Jan-24-09 01:38 PM   #1 
  - goodbye tv  byeya   Jan-24-09 01:50 PM   #2 
  - Come June, why should anybody believe they will really switch then  elocs   Jan-24-09 01:52 PM   #3 
  - exactly, this has been the plan for 15 years, what will 3-4 months do?  Tunkamerica   Jan-24-09 02:13 PM   #4 
  - Some stats right now  Robbien   Jan-24-09 02:39 PM   #7 
     - Wait a bit, then a bit after that, then a bit after that...................  elocs   Jan-24-09 02:56 PM   #8 
     - You're one of the lucky ones, then.  Ms. Toad   Jan-24-09 06:01 PM   #35 
     - If you get your tv with an antenna now how do you get didley-squat with digital  elocs   Jan-24-09 06:31 PM   #40 
        - With the box I get nothing. I'll have to spend as much for a better anntena as the converter.  Skink   Jan-24-09 06:58 PM   #46 
        - You are being short sighted because even if you need a better antenna  elocs   Jan-24-09 07:05 PM   #48 
        - I'll buy the antenna. I just figure if government covers the box why not the anntena?  Skink   Jan-24-09 07:11 PM   #50 
           - I needed to buy 2 antennas to get analog stations.  elocs   Jan-24-09 07:23 PM   #51 
        - I built an antenna for about$12  harpboy_ak   Jan-25-09 12:37 AM   #66 
        - Because analog and digital are different.  Ms. Toad   Jan-24-09 07:42 PM   #55 
     - I applied for the rebate coupon more than a month ago and it still hasn't arrived.  riderinthestorm   Jan-24-09 06:48 PM   #44 
        - I applied for my coupon in Oct. and they came in a week.  elocs   Jan-24-09 06:59 PM   #47 
           - procrastinating consumers?  onenote   Jan-25-09 07:47 AM   #70 
              - Yes, procrastinating consumers with warnings given for months about the switch  elocs   Jan-25-09 09:31 AM   #72 
                 - Of course there will always be some who don't get ready  onenote   Jan-25-09 10:20 AM   #73 
                    - It certainly looks like the date will be extended, but if June is really, really, it this time  elocs   Jan-25-09 11:11 AM   #75 
     - Waiting is the reason they haven't changed.  Codeine   Jan-24-09 06:53 PM   #45 
  - good!  CountAllVotes   Jan-24-09 02:21 PM   #5 
  - My elderly neighbor  marybourg   Jan-24-09 03:58 PM   #14 
  - The digital signal is so weak  DUgosh   Jan-24-09 02:31 PM   #6 
  - Same here. I get virtually nothing.  Ms. Toad   Jan-24-09 06:02 PM   #36 
  - Four good reasons for delaying the DTV transition a few months  onenote   Jan-24-09 03:14 PM   #9 
  - How about delaying this a few more years?  IndianaGreen   Jan-24-09 03:19 PM   #10 
  - No. The spectrum that is currently used for analog tv is desperately needed  onenote   Jan-24-09 03:22 PM   #11 
  - I though that the 10 MHz in Auction Block D for first responder and public safety failed?  FarCenter   Jan-24-09 04:16 PM   #15 
  - The cleared spectrum will be sold.  RUMMYisFROSTED   Jan-24-09 10:24 PM   #62 
     - AMEN! Why aren't these fancy new services free like the analog tv signals?  Coventina   Jan-26-09 08:53 AM   #82 
  - Then a few more years after that, then a few more years after that.....  elocs   Jan-24-09 05:06 PM   #24 
  - Digital TV are no more expensive than analog TV were.`  Statistical   Jan-24-09 05:54 PM   #33 
  - why?  mamameow   Jan-24-09 04:42 PM   #17 
  - Those who benefit are mostly telecom companies.  igil   Jan-24-09 04:50 PM   #18 
  - It's foolish to claim that you do not get a better picture. That is simply not true.  elocs   Jan-24-09 05:13 PM   #25 
  - I get fewer channels.  Ms. Toad   Jan-24-09 06:26 PM   #38 
  - Yes, I understand digital very well--you either have the station or you don't.  elocs   Jan-24-09 06:39 PM   #43 
     - I was reacting to your blanket comment,  Ms. Toad   Jan-24-09 07:10 PM   #49 
        - Then your only solution is to get a better or taller antenna and to boost the signal.  elocs   Jan-24-09 07:30 PM   #52 
           - My point is that analog serves a larger portion  Ms. Toad   Jan-24-09 07:39 PM   #54 
              - Sooner or later it will come, it really, really will and you will need to deal with it. n/t  elocs   Jan-24-09 08:05 PM   #56 
                 - At that point, I may no longer have TV  Ms. Toad   Jan-24-09 08:17 PM   #57 
                    - Your situation makes me a lot happier with mine,  elocs   Jan-24-09 09:08 PM   #58 
  - Where are you?  aquart   Jan-24-09 11:08 PM   #64 
  - I work daily with folks at the FCC and some of them don't know what they're talknig about  onenote   Jan-24-09 05:26 PM   #27 
  - i'm a democrat who works in television and i oppose a  Tunkamerica   Jan-24-09 04:52 PM   #19 
     - of course the coupon program needs to be funded.  onenote   Jan-24-09 05:31 PM   #28 
        - It has been in the works almost 2 DECADES now and has been delayed 3 times.  Statistical   Jan-24-09 05:41 PM   #31 
           - A bit of history  onenote   Jan-24-09 05:57 PM   #34 
           - Thanks for that explanation. n/t  chill_wind   Jan-24-09 10:19 PM   #61 
           - It won't -  Ms. Toad   Jan-24-09 06:06 PM   #37 
              - How do you know?  harpboy_ak   Jan-25-09 12:56 AM   #67 
                 - I have a decent UHF antenna - with the most powerful amplifier  Ms. Toad   Jan-25-09 06:29 PM   #76 
  - That deadline could have been 2099 with the warnings being given since 2008  bulloney   Jan-24-09 03:39 PM   #12 
  - yeah, those old people and non-english speaking folks -- what crybabies they are  onenote   Jan-24-09 05:35 PM   #29 
  - come on  d_r   Jan-24-09 03:56 PM   #13 
  - Good, I just plugged in my DTV and the signal...  Endangered Specie   Jan-24-09 04:32 PM   #16 
  - that is a problem  Tunkamerica   Jan-24-09 04:54 PM   #21 
     - and it is a problem that the government has done a piss poor job addressing  onenote   Jan-24-09 05:40 PM   #30 
        - Not only that but a June  divineorder   Jan-26-09 09:09 AM   #83 
  - Having forced hundreds of tv stations to spend money  igil   Jan-24-09 04:54 PM   #20 
  - exactly  Tunkamerica   Jan-24-09 05:01 PM   #23 
  - "forced"? The broadcast industry played a major role in the transition plan  onenote   Jan-24-09 05:52 PM   #32 
  - Until the switchover,  Ms. Toad   Jan-24-09 06:28 PM   #39 
     - Not true.  Statistical   Jan-24-09 06:37 PM   #42 
        - Most of them in our area haven't been doing a  Ms. Toad   Jan-24-09 07:36 PM   #53 
  - This reminds me of when the local cops and firefighters switched to 800 mHz radios  Robb   Jan-24-09 04:59 PM   #22 
  - American Digital television is pathetic.  Jkid   Jan-24-09 05:18 PM   #26 
  - Interesting what you say....more detailed in explaining the pitfalls.  KoKo01   Jan-24-09 06:36 PM   #41 
  - What a joke  high density   Jan-24-09 09:17 PM   #59 
  - KILL YOUR TV....and.... READ MORE BOOKS!  jus_the_facts   Jan-24-09 09:32 PM   #60 
  - I'm hearing only one person per apartment building qualifies for a coupon  emlev   Jan-24-09 11:04 PM   #63 
  - We could use just one more rec here. There's a lot of potentially useful info  chill_wind   Jan-24-09 11:43 PM   #65 
  - The problem for alot of people is not necessarily the switch to  Fire1   Jan-25-09 07:14 AM   #68 
  - the reason cable operators are moving channels is to reclaim bandwidth  onenote   Jan-25-09 07:37 AM   #69 
  - Ok, so, the FCC is behind it. It sounds like eventually there will be no  Fire1   Jan-25-09 08:19 AM   #71 
     - Its a combination of regulation and consumer demand  onenote   Jan-25-09 10:25 AM   #74 
  - Use the most powerful vote you have.  Statistical   Jan-25-09 09:13 PM   #77 
     - This discussion has caused me to think about doing just that  customerserviceguy   Jan-26-09 12:03 AM   #78 
        - Remember despite the deceptive marketing there is no such thing as a digital antenna  Statistical   Jan-26-09 07:08 AM   #81 
           - Thanks, excellent website  customerserviceguy   Jan-26-09 09:30 AM   #84 
  - Waste of fucking time and money...  and-justice-for-all   Jan-26-09 05:48 AM   #79 
  - I'm an audiophile from way back and did a considerable amount of research on DTV  Fumesucker   Jan-26-09 06:15 AM   #80 

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