Sunday, February 17, 2008

I Just Ate Too Many Tater Tots

The Digital TV transition is now a year away. On February 17, 2009, the old fashioned TV channels we know and love are going off the air. In their places will be the new digital channels that will carry (and in most cases already are carrying) the digital versions of all the programming.

Wired has a good article regarding this.

Missing from this article is emphasis of the Big Picture point, which is, if you already have satellite or cable this will not affect you in the least.

Smaller picture points:

- Your tv/am/fm/weather radio will no longer pick up tv audio.
- Over the air high definition can be better than that of the satellite providers.
- Digital may end up being easier to receive. Right now it isn't, but once they shut down all the analogs, it might.
- You do not need a new "digital" antenna. The digital channels are broadcasting on the same frequencies as the old channels. If your antenna gives you a clean picture now, it should receive digital (with a converter box) just fine.

Thank you, and goodnight.

2 Comments:

At Tuesday, February 19, 2008 10:15:00 PM CST, Anonymous The Drizzle said...

1. But how will the aliens receiving our TV broadcasts react?
2. Get to the point, man! What about the Tater Tots?

 
At Tuesday, February 19, 2008 11:45:00 PM CST, Blogger gc said...

1. Kang and Kodos are going to have to get a coupon like the rest of us.

2. Still shitting grease.

 

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