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PostSubject: The Big Switch...Are you ready?   Fri Jun 13, 2008 4:32 pm

We have Directv. We still have our antenna. I don't think we are going to buy the converter box.

Is anyone going to do the switch?

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Congress passed a law on February 1, 2006, setting a final deadline for the DTV transition of February 17, 2009. Most television stations will continue broadcasting both analog and digital programming until February 17, 2009, when all analog broadcasting will stop. Analog TVs receiving over-the-air programming will still work after that date, but owners of these TVs will need to buy converter boxes to change digital broadcasts into analog format. Converter boxes will be available from consumer electronic products retailers at that time. Cable and satellite subscribers with analog TVs should contact their service providers about obtaining converter boxes for the DTV transition
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PostSubject: Re: The Big Switch...Are you ready?   Fri Jun 13, 2008 6:17 pm

I don't know if I'm even going to bother. I barely watch any broadcast tv, anyway. Most of what I watch was aired before I was even a twinkle in my Daddy's eye. batEyes
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PostSubject: Re: The Big Switch...Are you ready?   Fri Jun 13, 2008 6:18 pm

If you have DirecTV like I do as well.... we don't need to do anything, we are already set. funny tv

But if you only have the bunny ear antennas... and no cable or sattelite and you don't get the box, then it's static hour for you my friend lol scary tv


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PostSubject: Re: The Big Switch...Are you ready?   Fri Jun 13, 2008 6:20 pm

Savannah wrote:
I don't know if I'm even going to bother. I barely watch any broadcast tv, anyway. Most of what I watch was aired before I was even a twinkle in my Daddy's eye. batEyes

Well now in the internet era, we can actually get by without a TV since you can get news and watch tv all online as well Thumbsup


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PostSubject: Re: The Big Switch...Are you ready?   Fri Jun 13, 2008 6:23 pm

Exactly! Thumbsup
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PostSubject: Re: The Big Switch...Are you ready?   Fri Jun 13, 2008 6:34 pm

Savannah wrote:
Exactly! Thumbsup

But..... I should have added that my statement was true ONLY if you own a computer and KNOW how to use it.

My poor grandma doesn't and even if she did, it'd be too complicated for her to turn on the computer and search for news.....

So we got her a box and she'll be set funny tv


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PostSubject: Re: The Big Switch...Are you ready?   Fri Jun 13, 2008 6:36 pm

LOL! Well, my Grandma doesn't own a computer, either. And if I gave her one, it would end up being a paper weight. So, she has a converter, too. grinsmiley
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PostSubject: Re: The Big Switch...Are you ready?   Fri Jun 13, 2008 6:38 pm

Savannah wrote:
LOL! Well, my Grandma doesn't own a computer, either. And if I gave her one, it would end up being a paper weight. So, she has a converter, too. grinsmiley

Laughing they are too funny
My grandma would probably say "What is that black square looking contraption?" Laughing


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PostSubject: Re: The Big Switch...Are you ready?   Fri Jun 13, 2008 6:39 pm

:Hahaha: Yup! Mine would turn it on and say "This tv doesn't work!" Bless her heart!
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PostSubject: Re: The Big Switch...Are you ready?   Fri Jun 13, 2008 6:40 pm

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:Hahaha: Yup! Mine would turn it on and say "This tv doesn't work!" Bless her heart!

ROTFL


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PostSubject: Re: The Big Switch...Are you ready?   Fri Jun 13, 2008 7:17 pm

Carol wrote:
Well now in the internet era, we can actually get by without a TV since you can get news and watch tv all online as well Thumbsup

and watch all the movies you want with netflix!





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PostSubject: Re: The Big Switch...Are you ready?   Sat Jun 14, 2008 8:14 am

We're all set for the change.


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PostSubject: Re: The Big Switch...Are you ready?   Sat Jun 14, 2008 8:52 am

My hubby sells tvs at Best Buy as his second job. He's super knowledgeable (not trying to brag, but he's done this for a zillion years now and has become an 'expert') and people are really confused right now about everything, understandably. If you guys ever have any tv questions, please let me know and I'll ask Bill. Thumbsup


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PostSubject: Re: The Big Switch...Are you ready?   Sat Jun 14, 2008 6:45 pm

Thanks, Amy!
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PostSubject: Re: The Big Switch...Are you ready?   Sun Jun 15, 2008 3:35 pm

DirecTV here, so I think we're all set.




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