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HopeHoops Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-06-10 12:14 PM
Response to Reply #45
46. "I got 13 channels of shit on the TV to choose from" - Pink Floyd - "The Wall"
Which is worse: 13 channels of shit or 500 channels of shit?

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  -For TV owners without cable: Has digital transmission improved your reception? BurtWorm  Jan-06-10 10:39 AM   #0 
  - Don't have it yet  supernova   Jan-06-10 10:45 AM   #1 
  - That sounds like a good deal.  BurtWorm   Jan-06-10 10:52 AM   #6 
  - I don't get cable (by choice) and haven't tried broadcast since the switchover.  HopeHoops   Jan-06-10 10:45 AM   #2 
  - You're not missing anything.  BurtWorm   Jan-06-10 10:53 AM   # 
     - That's what I thought when I shut it off in '82. I believe it is worse now.  HopeHoops   Jan-06-10 11:48 AM   #35 
        - It is worse now. Mainly because there's so much more of it  BurtWorm   Jan-06-10 12:12 PM   #45 
           - "I got 13 channels of shit on the TV to choose from" - Pink Floyd - "The Wall"  HopeHoops   Jan-06-10 12:14 PM   #46 
              - A similar question: which is worse, 13 pounds of shit or 500 pounds of shit?  BurtWorm   Jan-06-10 12:26 PM   #50 
                 - That depends on if it is being dumped on you or being dumped on a Republican.  HopeHoops   Jan-06-10 12:28 PM   #52 
                    - So true!  BurtWorm   Jan-06-10 12:29 PM   #54 
  - The reception sucks in Indy where I am  Vinnie From Indy   Jan-06-10 10:46 AM   #3 
  - Sickening!  BurtWorm   Jan-06-10 10:57 AM   #12 
     - Have you tried your tv menu to see if you can hide those channels?  LiberalFighter   Jan-06-10 12:04 PM   #40 
        - Let's face it, if I got only the channels I really needed or wanted, I'd have two channels.  BurtWorm   Jan-06-10 12:10 PM   #43 
  - sometimes... highlly weather sensitive, though  hlthe2b   Jan-06-10 10:48 AM   #4 
  - Just curious: have you noticed a little flowering in your bank account since ditching cable?  BurtWorm   Jan-06-10 11:00 AM   #14 
     - Well,even before I cut cable, I'd dropped it down to minimal  hlthe2b   Jan-06-10 11:07 AM   #19 
        - I hate the bastidges who run American business now.  BurtWorm   Jan-06-10 11:10 AM   #23 
        - I have the minimum package (Local channels plus public access, CNN, and CSPAN)  Lydia Leftcoast   Jan-06-10 01:37 PM   #66 
  - Here in San Francisco we didn't get NBC at all, at first.  Luminous Animal   Jan-06-10 10:49 AM   #5 
  - How much to upgrade the antenna?  BurtWorm   Jan-06-10 11:01 AM   #15 
     - It cost $35-$40 at Best Buy.  Luminous Animal   Jan-06-10 11:09 AM   #22 
        - Thanks.  BurtWorm   Jan-06-10 11:24 AM   #28 
           - You only pay $40 per month?  proudohioan   Jan-06-10 12:01 PM   #39 
              - It was a one-year deal, and the price just went up to the regular rate.  BurtWorm   Jan-06-10 12:07 PM   #41 
  - No. We lost 4 of 7 free channels.  Smarmie Doofus   Jan-06-10 10:52 AM   #7 
  - Wow! You lost three network affiliates!?  BurtWorm   Jan-06-10 11:05 AM   #17 
  - not really  fizzgig   Jan-06-10 10:53 AM   #8 
  - what we do get, comes in better  eShirl   Jan-06-10 10:53 AM   #9 
  - It's actually worse for some stations...  begin_within   Jan-06-10 10:55 AM   #10 
  - I've got cable and we get lots of digital noise.  BurtWorm   Jan-06-10 11:08 AM   #20 
  - Improvement???  thatgemguy   Jan-06-10 10:55 AM   #11 
  - Amazingly, most Americans probably haven't seen free TV since the 1970s.  BurtWorm   Jan-06-10 10:59 AM   #13 
  - Getting a new antenna, mounting it as high as I could, and fooling with its location has improved  NoGOPZone   Jan-06-10 11:04 AM   #16 
  - Better than wasting money on cable.  BurtWorm   Jan-06-10 11:11 AM   #24 
  - Mine's about the same.  crispini   Jan-06-10 11:06 AM   #18 
  - Thanks for that!  BurtWorm   Jan-06-10 11:13 AM   #26 
  - Yes- and I get more channels now, too (no cable, better reception) nt  LeftinOH   Jan-06-10 11:08 AM   #21 
  - I'm still convinced the whole thing was an industry-backed scam.  Coventina   Jan-06-10 11:13 AM   #25 
  - You're absolutely right.  BurtWorm   Jan-06-10 11:23 AM   #27 
  - It Killed U.S. Stations; Now Gets Nothing  Hidden Stillness   Jan-06-10 11:26 AM   #29 
  - Well I find what you say very interesting indeed.  BurtWorm   Jan-06-10 11:43 AM   #34 
     - This Situation is All Part of the Larger Problem of Corporate Takeover  Hidden Stillness   Jan-07-10 11:00 AM   #77 
        - You're expressing very well a lot of the same things I've been thinking about lately.  BurtWorm   Jan-07-10 12:28 PM   #78 
  - My Mother Has Two TV's Hooked Up To Digital......  global1   Jan-06-10 11:29 AM   #30 
  - Is that true? The commercials come in clearer than the main content?  BurtWorm   Jan-06-10 11:32 AM   #31 
  - On the networks, yes. On PBS and the independents, far worse.  StarfarerBill   Jan-06-10 11:33 AM   #32 
  - Outside antenna here, the converter box didn't work. We never got more  Obamanaut   Jan-06-10 11:43 AM   #33 
  - Yes. Picture quality a million times better, and DOZENS of addn'l channels. But youll still need an  Shagbark Hickory   Jan-06-10 11:49 AM   #36 
  - I'd like to get back to free TV, if possible.  BurtWorm   Jan-06-10 12:29 PM   #53 
  - Well then be glad you don't live in the UK, where they charge a license fee just for owning a TV set  Shagbark Hickory   Jan-06-10 12:55 PM   #61 
     - Unless, of course, you are uninsured, like I am and only a mere diagnosis from financial ruin  Shagbark Hickory   Jan-06-10 12:57 PM   #62 
     - I've known that.  BurtWorm   Jan-06-10 01:31 PM   #65 
  - That was my experience as well - Good antenna is the key  Poiuyt   Jan-06-10 12:31 PM   #56 
  - I don't live with high rises but we get fairly good reception  TexasProgresive   Jan-06-10 11:50 AM   #37 
  - More stations + the ones that ARE received are sometimes better. But abour half are now TOTALLY DEAD  Faryn Balyncd   Jan-06-10 11:55 AM   #38 
  - 'Unfortunately, RW TV--Trinity Broadcasting--now has 5 bands, all of which work 100% of the time.'  BurtWorm   Jan-06-10 03:19 PM   #68 
  - it seems to vary, depending on distance from transmitter. Over the air  nightrain   Jan-06-10 12:09 PM   #42 
  - No, It's Worse  Dinger   Jan-06-10 12:11 PM   #44 
  - My reception has deteriorated  Brother Buzz   Jan-06-10 12:20 PM   #47 
  - I have Dish, but I also have Free Local Digital Broadcast, quite good, high-definition.  NYC_SKP   Jan-06-10 12:24 PM   #48 
  - I wouldn't say it was any better, but it's definitely a hassle.  KatyaR   Jan-06-10 12:25 PM   #49 
  - What part of OKC are you in  guitar man   Jan-06-10 12:40 PM   #59 
     - I'm over by Penn Square, in an apartment.  KatyaR   Jan-06-10 08:54 PM   #74 
        - I know right where you are  guitar man   Jan-07-10 10:46 AM   #76 
           - Thanks!  KatyaR   Jan-08-10 06:53 AM   #79 
              - No problem  guitar man   Jan-08-10 03:05 PM   #87 
  - Digital reception tends to be an all or nothing deal.  backscatter712   Jan-06-10 12:27 PM   #51 
  - In analog I got one channel with rabbit ears, after the digital  doc03   Jan-06-10 12:30 PM   #55 
  - Reception is touchier but when you have it the picture is great.  Liberal In Texas   Jan-06-10 12:36 PM   #57 
  - you need a good antenna  guitar man   Jan-06-10 12:37 PM   #58 
  - I can't answer your original question because I don't own a TV at all  salvorhardin   Jan-06-10 12:40 PM   #60 
  - Local TV news in most cases is bottom of the barrel awful in my experience.  BurtWorm   Jan-06-10 03:08 PM   #67 
  - Reception seems the same to me since the switch to digital. (n/t)  area51   Jan-06-10 12:59 PM   #63 
  - Digital greatly improved our television reception.  hunter   Jan-06-10 01:11 PM   #64 
  - I gained some channels, but the reception is spotty on some channels.  Arkansas Granny   Jan-06-10 03:49 PM   #69 
  - Nope, worse  Fla_Democrat   Jan-06-10 03:56 PM   #70 
  - Ok, this is my sorta long explanation.....  emmadoggy   Jan-06-10 06:23 PM   #71 
  - You lucky country dog you!  BurtWorm   Jan-06-10 11:50 PM   #75 
  - I have cable on two TVs but also a couple extra TVs without cable that  Raine   Jan-06-10 07:10 PM   #72 
  - It was worse with the converter box & the old t.v. but once we bought a new flat screen  earth mom   Jan-06-10 07:17 PM   #73 
  - Well, I'm out here in the central Texas Outback  Trailrider1951   Jan-08-10 08:06 AM   #80 
  - I love that. "silent blue screen of death: NO SIGNAL".  peekaloo   Jan-08-10 08:19 AM   #83 
  - 90% of what I watch isn't on broadcast.  hobbit709   Jan-08-10 08:09 AM   #81 
  - Some Days Yes, Some No Its Inconsistant Like the Weather  we can do it   Jan-08-10 08:17 AM   #82 
  - on a clear, usually cold night I gets 15! counts 'em 15 extra Jebus channels!  peekaloo   Jan-08-10 08:21 AM   #84 
  - Absolutely!  Tesha   Jan-08-10 08:34 AM   #85 
  - Yes  Chemical Bill   Jan-08-10 10:07 AM   #86 

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