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Digital is still >> Analog regardless if it's HD or not.
I disagree. Digital signals are rarely 100%, that or they are compressed and so even with cable the image gets pixelated. That happens often enough for it to reflect on the quality of digital as a whole.

The US didn't choose digital for the picture quality, the government chose it for the antipiracy measures that could be implemented with it.
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Everyone has 100's of hangers laying around their home, time to start bending!
Bending can be the new Folding. Hey, it even kind of is!

Edit: NVM. I just realized that would create a cancer magnet, making it the opposite of what I thought was a good idea.
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I disagree. Digital signals are rarely 100%, that or they are compressed and so even with cable the image gets pixelated. That happens often enough for it to reflect on the quality of digital as a whole.

The US didn't choose digital for the picture quality, the government chose it for the antipiracy measures that could be implemented with it.
I have to disagree as 42" of 480i looks terrible compared to 42" of 480p this I have seen with my own eyes.
    
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yeah, but there is no mandate to broadcast in anything above 480i. Yes 480p>480i but there are some stations that broadcast in only 480i (like CW and many of the PBS sub channels) and those look way crappy. they pixelate like hell and even pissed me off.

The FCC did a horrid job of informing the consumer and regulating the broadcasters. It was a slip on their part and now they will have to deal with it.
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I must be lucky where I am because all of my channels incoming are in at least 480p, and my local PBS is broadcasting in 1080i
    
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my main channels broadcast in either 720p or 1080i. (ABC, NBC, FOX, PBS, don't have a local CBS yet) but there are sub channels and even a main channel (CW) that broadcast in the 480 format. I haven't really checked, but i think that the CW is 480p. Bit it looks like utter crap and i barely watch it. The main problem is the smaller areas that are slowly converting from analog to digital and the to HD (if it's one of those channels).
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This really isn't that big of a deal in a world powered by Cables and Satellites.
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post #48 of 50
no ti actually is considering how hard hit the american economy is right now. free tv is one less bill some families have to pay which means there is one more meal or one more prescription they can get. It really is a big deal.
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post #49 of 50
I couldn't care less about TV, as long as I have internet. My scanner picks up weather alerts and they are 20-30 minutes ahead of the TV.
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It does make all those little Black and White tv's obsolete, though. That's the real shame
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