Analog TV is no more


If you’re old school and you turned on your TV this morning and all you got was this black and white static screen, well, you’ve probably been hiding in a cave or just woke up from a long sleep. Today marks the day TV stations across the United States have turned off all their analog signals. Despite the long warning and a delay of the switch, originally it was set for February 17, still a million households across the United States do not have digital converters. Neilsen says the figure is closer to 5.8 million. The government has been giving away digital converters for free, but some areas have run out. The government is still accepting coupon requests and offering technical support at 1-888-CALL-FCC. One thing about digital signal, it either on or off. Either you get it or you don’t. You won’t get the ghostly images you saw on analog TVs like in the old days when the signal is weak. So, who benefits from this switch? The government does to a tune of $19.6 billion. I didn’t know the US government was in the electronics business.

2 thoughts on “Analog TV is no more

  1. Living on a tiny island is I guess a damn treasure these days – here at 28 degs No and 15 We, almost right under a string of satellites America has no foggest idea of – in general…
    We still have analog TV altho most folks have terrestral digital converters for better reception.
    The point is (I guess) that “Spanish” folks in the government aren´t that greedy to fleece the poor for a lousy 19 “big” G´s…. probably one of the very reasons why Sociality is a God Given Treat. I don´t know about the rest of Europe and in fact it does not interest me at all what they do in their own spare time as my “poor” neighborhood is contenta… buy their ittybitty 4-wheelers on credit and return the stuff when there is no food on the table….. Food comes first ! After which a drink or 2.
    So to all you critters living on Stateside´s landmass.. maybe you can afford a converter of your own from the stimulus package you may have received some while back…. I haven´t YET…. Donah////

  2. It´s 2 weeks later and I haven´t noticed any response… except Brie´s
    Maybe nobody else has a computer ??
    or the bloody thing is permanently tuned to all the various meat products on sale ??
    ´Have fun… Donah////

    Sorry Brie… I can´t decode your shmoke signals….

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