A year or two ago my tv stopped getting any stations. I could not
afford to fix it so I just listened to the radio ever since. This
week I called the tv shop and asked him if he has a tube tester I can
use. He said the tv dont have tubes no more. I told him mine does,
it's a 1956 Zenith and I had it since I bought it in 57 and paid good
money for it. I tested and changed tubes lots of times. Then he asks
me if I got cable. I tell him hell no, just rabbit ears. Cable costs
too much and I only watch the weather and sometimes the news. Thats
when he said the government changed the way tv works and I need to go
to walmart to buy a convertor box and the tv will work again. But
then he tried to sell me a new tv and I hung up the telephone on the
guy. Always somebody trying to make a fast buck.
I asked my son about it since he knows all about computers and gave me
this one. He said the guy is right I got to buy that box. He said I
need to first get a coupon from the government and I get the convertor
for half price but the government will know what station I am
watching. I dont care if they know what I watch, I just want the half
price deal. Its stupid that the gov. wants to know when I watch the
weather, but the gov. is stupid anyhow. Like dont they have better
things to do than check what I watch on tv.
Anyhow, where do I mail a letter to the gov. to get this coupon?
On Jul 2, 7:23 am, email@example.com wrote:
Time to feed the trolls...
re: "Always somebody trying to make a fast buck."
Like you, for example?
You claim the government is stupid and that they have better things to
do, but you'll take their coupon. Ya know, if it weren't for people
trying to get the free handout, the staff supporting that program
could have been doing some of those "better things".
Of course, the whole point is moot since the coupon program expired on
July 31, 2009.
On Fri, 02 Jul 2010 06:23:35 -0500, firstname.lastname@example.org wrote:
The government already knew what you were watching. They have
monitors on towers that track tv signals and keep a record of where
they are going.
Your tv is probably not broken, but if it ever does break, you can get
the tubes you need at some hamefests or by mail-order. Check online.
If you contact a local ham radio club, you should be able to find
someone who will test your tubes for you. I'm not a real ham (though
I have a license) but have a tester myself. Where are you located?
We have several TV sets here at the crotchety old fart's lair. One of
them is a big screen Sony of some 52" and a number of smaller sets of
32" and smaller. We have satellite and cable that brings in local
stations too but I tend to watch more shows on my computer's 22" screen.
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