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[fud]US realises that digital might not be so good

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Some stations to reach fewer viewers

Nearly two percent of the US telly watching public will lose their signal when then country switches to digital transmissions, in February, according to federal regulators. The Federal Communications Commission comment comes as Americans start to realise that many of the analog TV sets will be useless after the changeover.

Apparently many television stations will shift their broadcast footprints with the mandatory transition by changing transmitter locations, antenna patterns or power levels. The FCC has not demanded that TV companies replicate their analogue coverage so those users who can't pick up a picture any more will just have to lump it.

The rule of thumb is that if you get a fuzzy analogue signal you probably will not get any digital picture. This will mean that some punters will have to splash out on more powerful antennas in addition to converter boxes to continue receiving certain channels.

While the digital transition was supposed to be the greatest thing since sliced bread, many of the drivers for the push came from the fact that the FCC hoped to make a killing flogging the freed up channels.

You can read more here and here.
http://www.fudzilla.com/index.php?op...11114&Itemid=1
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Isn't a digital converter box $20?
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Isn't a digital converter box $20?
Yeah, but if your antenna cant get the signal on digital might be worthless.
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Isn't a digital converter box $20?
Not the issue here, its that the signals are no longer reaching as far, so people may need to buy a more powerful antenna as to get a picture.
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it's more like with analog, a weak signal didn't have to have all the pieces of a signal to produce a picture or sound.

with digital, it's either on or off. so if you are only getting half of the trasmitted data, more than likely nothing will appear on your tv since digital crap likes to have all the info, not just half of it.
    
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This has been known for years now....
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If you have an antenna or Dial-up still you might as well live on a desert island.
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Companies need to make basic cable cheaper to near free so that we don't have to worry about broadcast stations anymore.
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Yeah, but if your antenna cant get the signal on digital might be worthless.
Everyone has 100's of hangers laying around their home, time to start bending!
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post #10 of 50
there is always satelite for those 2% who cant get cable or are too cheap.
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