Monday, January 26, 2009


I'll Show Them, I'll Watch TV on the Internet (sO tHeRe!)

So I just read that the Senate has passed a bill that would delay the Digital TV Transition and keep us in analog mode a few months longer.

Last fall, I wrote about the transition to digital television and my converter box experience.

Eventually, I was able to get it all up and running...but this did not last. After a couple of months, my television would only tell me that it had no signal.

I hate to be a conspiracy theorist, but since this loss of signal occurred just as the Christmas shopping season started, I had to wonder if something had been scrambled as a way to "encourage" people to buy brand new televisions...but then I thought, "Nah." I'm probably one of a few early birds who set it up way before the original D-Day in February. Still, my box refuses to convert and I'm back to analog. If it still won't work whenever they decide to make the switch, I'll just watch Netflix, network websites and Hulu.com.

1 comment:

DeeNice, The Digital Dynamo said...

The Digital Transition has still left many clamoring to figure out how this switch from analog to digital will impact their lives. The lack of digital converter boxes, no more $40 government coupons available yet, Digital TV signals coming and going, and the complexities of just hooking the converter box up are key issues Americans need to know how to solve. Check out: 15 Steps Grandma has to take for DTV viewing at www.transition2dtv.org DeeNice, the Digital Dynamo