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Anybody that watches TV using Antenna, read this

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  1. JLU51396

    JLU51396 WiiChat Member

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    http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/22401907/

    It turns out that on Feb. 17 2009, the signals that your antenna TV uses will stop being used and you won't be able to watch antenna TV any more without a 40 dollar converter box which is basically cable, I think. It really sucks, the signals people used in the early 40's that created TV will not be used anymore. I don't know about yall but I don't like to change things that have been the same way for 50 years for no good reason, why don't they just update the radios that the firefighters use and leave antenna TV alone.

    Anyway this is my opinion, what do yall think.
     
  2. CantGetAWii

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    Well it gives those a fair early warning.
    Glad I upgraded in 2000 :lol:

    I should warn my friend, he still has one and only gets like 11 channels.
     
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    I didn't know anyone still used an antenna :shocked:
     
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    261311 The Man on Ice

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    My grandmother used to have one ^_^ sad news that something as ever-lasting as the antenna is now being faded out.
     
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    But there are advantages, digital is much better quality than analog. If your TV doesn't accept a digital signal then I think its about time for a new one anyway...
     
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    What's funny is 90% of the people with native digital sets are driving them with composite or component (i.e., analog) based signals.

    Even funnier is it's incredibly hard to tell the difference going D->A->D (vs. D->D->D) with HD based content. Go figure :D
     
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    261311 The Man on Ice

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    We've all been robbed. I bet we've slowly been down graded (so we won't notice) because the cable companies could make more money by offering a "premium service", or better yet- the quality we received before.
     
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    only poor people use antenna and poor people can't afford internet also msnbc is on cable so this thread and that article are kind of pointless
     
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    well if they aren't poor then why would they care about 40 bucks that's not even half a day's wages for a poor person
     
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    if they don't use their tv then they don't use the antenna either I said poor people use antenna and you are talking about non poor people that don't watch tv at all do you have any idea what you are talking about or are you just trying to argue with me
     
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    look at my avatar you are arguing with a dog and losing I bet you feel dumb now
     
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    FCC has been trying to make the "digital shift" for a number of years now. It kept being pushed back due to consumer complaints, but I think the '09 deadline is pretty much set in stone now. All salesmen at TV shops are required to tell customers who are not buying a digital TV that it will become useless in '09. I don't see it being that big of a problem since most of us are digital anyway.
     
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    Dun have cable, dun have antenna, have tv, have internets, have Wii, have 360, have fun.


    Heh, geez if my speech was really like that I'd off myself, you get my point though.
     
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    how do you watch witty and entertaining shows like naruto and family guy without cable?

    you quoted the dog post and not the one where I proved you were wrong proof that I am right
     
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    Anybody that watches tv knows this allready

    The addverts sayin it are on allomst every addbreak (liked the one with Max headroom)

    Its not the aeirl signal thats going (yay snow on tv) its the normal channels
     
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    Its not just TV signals that are changing its all analog signals they are all not being used any more this includes but is not limited to cell phones, car phones, analog tv, older onstar enabled cars and a few other things i dont know or care about

    fact of the mater is if your using bunny ears still you need to get a life and buy some cable/sat or screw it all together hook your tv to the Internet.

    I know your going to say that its so expensive for it but the fact of the matter is in most areas you can get cable, phone, and Internet all from the company for around $100 a month some places less it just all depends on what you need/want you just bundle it all together and its not that bad
     

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