Originally Posted by JeremyFr
The only people this effects are those who still get there tv OTA. As for cable/satellite users there will be no difference. We can't afford to wait any longer the systems in place and working fine, and were years behind many other country's that have already made the switch. The biggest problem we've had with the whole thing is education of what will be affected and how to make it through the transition.
not to mention DTV does not translate to mean HDTV. Most DTV will be standard definition and whether you realize it or not, almost all stores have been selling all TV's equipped with DTV tuners already in them for the last year or more. So whether you bought a 27" CRT 6 months ago or a 42" LCD yesterday you're set for the transition nothing to worry about. And if your TV doesn't have an OTA DTV tuner in it, then all you need to do is get you some vouchers and go pick up a couple of converter box's.
I hate the people that run around like chicken little screaming the sky is falling when in all reality this will be a painless and very much welcome'd transition.
I will say this, I'm starting to believe that those that wan't to keep analog TV around "just a little bit longer" are the same people that want to keep XP around "just a little bit longer"
In both situations you need to learn to just let go and not be afraid of progress.
I don't see the need for the digital switch is all. I'm not afraid of change...I'm even using *gasp* Vista Ultimate x64!
Maybe if the FCC actually told us WHY we're being forced to switch instead of the "it's better" crap, I'd be a little more enthusiastic about it.
As I already said, I get my TV signal through Dish Network, so I will not be affected. I don't like propaganda campaigns and I am a firm believer in the truth. I see right through the "it's better" ads they cram down our throats, and the fact that they're showing them makes me wonder what they're really trying to hide. It could be that I'm getting all worked up over nothing...