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BuelahWitch Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jun-05-08 06:26 PM
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11. No, you still need a converter box, unless you have digi TV
If you've got old, analog TVs, you need to add a converter box to them in order to get the digital channels.
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  -You want riots in the street? Wait till TV goes all digital... classicfilmfan  Jun-05-08 06:09 PM   #0 
  - It'll be TV and gas prices  JulieRB   Jun-05-08 06:11 PM   #1 
  - "May cause frustration"???? MAY?  aquart   Jun-05-08 06:12 PM   #2 
  - The boxes can be a pain in the butt if you can't configure them  classicfilmfan   Jun-05-08 06:20 PM   #7 
     - I'm really sorry this will happen with the Dems in power.  aquart   Jun-05-08 06:29 PM   #13 
  - Just wait until 2/09, there will be people claiming they knew nothing about the switch,  elocs   Jun-05-08 06:13 PM   #3 
  - That's what this guy claimed  classicfilmfan   Jun-05-08 06:18 PM   #6 
  - yes the new telescreens will have amazing features  mikelgb   Jun-05-08 06:13 PM   #4 
  - Also Means No More Over-the-Air TV At All In Fringe Areas  AndyTiedye   Jun-05-08 06:14 PM   #5 
  - Which means I lose my beloved Channel 50, Montclair.  aquart   Jun-05-08 06:30 PM   #14 
  - Hmmm. Might be an opportunity here...  KamaAina   Jun-05-08 06:59 PM   #22 
  - I believe the signal is stronger with digital  galledgoblin   Jun-05-08 07:21 PM   #24 
     - We Get Several Stations Reasonably Clearly in Analog. Nothing in Digital. Not One Station  AndyTiedye   Jun-05-08 07:57 PM   #27 
     - I assume you have a digital box and/or a digital reciever in your TV.  LibInTexas   Jun-05-08 08:11 PM   #29 
     - could be, I'm just repeating what I've read (n/t)  galledgoblin   Jun-05-08 08:15 PM   #30 
     - How's your antenna?  Fighting Irish   Jun-06-08 10:29 AM   #49 
        - Big Antenna on the Roof. Amplifier.  AndyTiedye   Jun-06-08 11:10 AM   #67 
     - It's not stronger, it's digital. On-Off-On-Off. You will either get it clear and no ghosts, or you  LibInTexas   Jun-05-08 08:10 PM   #28 
     - You need a better antenna  Lorien   Jun-06-08 11:04 AM   #65 
     - It's much stronger  Lorien   Jun-06-08 11:02 AM   #63 
  - I'm so SICK of those ads.  danagsk8   Jun-05-08 06:20 PM   #8 
  - Most people don't  Fighting Irish   Jun-06-08 10:31 AM   #50 
  - I must be misunderstanding.........  TheDebbieDee   Jun-05-08 06:22 PM   #9 
  - No, you still need a converter box, unless you have digi TV  classicfilmfan   Jun-05-08 06:26 PM   #11 
  - not true. See post 15  electron_blue   Jun-05-08 06:36 PM   #17 
  - Here's the deal  Fighting Irish   Jun-06-08 10:33 AM   #51 
  - But you don't need a converter box if you have cable, right?  electron_blue   Jun-05-08 06:24 PM   #10 
  - See post #11  classicfilmfan   Jun-05-08 06:26 PM   #12 
     - Charter says no converter box needed for analog tv's...  electron_blue   Jun-05-08 06:35 PM   #15 
        - Must differ with the companies then  classicfilmfan   Jun-05-08 06:40 PM   #18 
           - I suppose. But aren't you seeing the HD shows that are on right now with cable?  electron_blue   Jun-05-08 08:25 PM   #33 
              - Well, I don't have cable right now at all  classicfilmfan   Jun-06-08 09:44 AM   #39 
              - To get the full HD experience, you need an HDTV  Fighting Irish   Jun-06-08 10:37 AM   #52 
  - That "very angry cable subscriber" is full of it.  WillowTree   Jun-05-08 06:35 PM   #16 
  - It seems some companies require them, some do not  classicfilmfan   Jun-05-08 06:43 PM   #19 
  - Will it effect those of us with analog cable though?  HughMoran   Jun-06-08 09:49 AM   #41 
  - That's up to the cable company  Fighting Irish   Jun-06-08 10:39 AM   #53 
  - All digital 8 years ago? Hmm.  high density   Jun-06-08 10:16 AM   #46 
  - Analog broadcast is not equivalant to analog cable  Trekologer   Jun-05-08 06:52 PM   #20 
  - Thank you!  classicfilmfan   Jun-05-08 06:57 PM   #21 
  - Cable subscribers have nothing to worry about  ProudToBeBlueInRhody   Jun-05-08 07:16 PM   #23 
  - Cable box?  HughMoran   Jun-06-08 09:52 AM   #43 
  - No, but you need a cable box for each TV  classicfilmfan   Jun-06-08 11:18 AM   #70 
  - We have a couple of TVs that aren't on cable, are antenna only. So  pdxmom   Jun-05-08 07:25 PM   #25 
  - Around here the boxes are easily found at Radio Shack, Walmart,  Lex   Jun-06-08 09:48 AM   #40 
  - It's really not that difficult  Fighting Irish   Jun-06-08 10:45 AM   #54 
  - The problem has been that they aren't in stock. Yes, we could buy them  pdxmom   Jun-06-08 11:43 AM   #71 
     - These retailers are participating in the program  Fighting Irish   Jun-06-08 12:03 PM   #72 
  - Miejer's has the Philco brand  gasperc   Jun-06-08 10:56 AM   #61 
  - What bothers me is that there eventually won't be any analog radio either! Power outages and radios  cyberpj   Jun-05-08 07:29 PM   #26 
  - Analog radio will be here for a long, long time  Fighting Irish   Jun-06-08 10:48 AM   #57 
  - i just wish it would freakin WORK.  Rosemary2205   Jun-05-08 08:17 PM   #31 
  - To tell you the truth,  Delphinus   Jun-05-08 08:23 PM   #32 
  - All I have is one 13" antenna tv that is 8 years old.  undeterred   Jun-05-08 08:49 PM   #34 
  - You don't need a new TV...just the converter box.  LibInTexas   Jun-05-08 08:52 PM   #37 
  - I believe you need the converter box. Info for coupon here:  OurVotesCount-Ohio   Jun-05-08 08:56 PM   #38 
  - yep, just get the coupon and buy a converter  gasperc   Jun-06-08 10:59 AM   #62 
  - All you ever wanted to know(or not know) about the DTV transition.  OurVotesCount-Ohio   Jun-05-08 08:49 PM   #35 
  - I got me two of the converter boxes for my TV's...  mwooldri   Jun-05-08 08:51 PM   #36 
  - Thanks for that info.  Lex   Jun-06-08 09:50 AM   #42 
  - agree, the instructions were kinda poor  gasperc   Jun-06-08 11:03 AM   #64 
  - Wilmington NC will be the guinea pig - going in Sept  supernova   Jun-06-08 10:00 AM   #44 
  - Yes, I saw that. It will be interesting.  Lex   Jun-06-08 10:27 AM   #48 
  - Analog cable will probably be around for quite some time  high density   Jun-06-08 10:08 AM   #45 
  - The digital switch is happening world wide  Fighting Irish   Jun-06-08 10:26 AM   #47 
  - OH jesus, this is sooooo not a big deal.  Snarkturian Clone   Jun-06-08 10:45 AM   #55 
  - will digital be all that different?  ensho   Jun-06-08 10:46 AM   #56 
  - If you have an HDTV....  gatorboy   Jun-06-08 10:52 AM   #59 
  - Just got a converter, digital TV is pretty cool  gasperc   Jun-06-08 10:51 AM   #58 
  - I thought it was just a sharper picture, didn't know it was added chs.  ensho   Jun-06-08 10:54 AM   #60 
     - there is no added cost we pay  gasperc   Jun-06-08 11:10 AM   #66 
     - The added channels on over=the-air DTV are free  Fighting Irish   Jun-06-08 11:10 AM   #68 
  - Digital TV is just another way for * to monitor Americans  Xenotime   Jun-06-08 11:14 AM   #69 

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