On Sat, 8 Mar 2008 15:16:55 -0800 (PST), " email@example.com"
Thanks. They have channels 2 to 86 also? (I'm not actually sure the
US goes up to 86. It was supposed to at one point, but I think they
stop in the 70's or something.)
They ought to come down here and buy truckloads of used analog tvs and
resell them in Canada. I wonder if there is a way to make money doing
that. If I see a Canadian truck, I'll give it to the driver.
On Sun, 09 Mar 2008 10:12:54 -0500, firstname.lastname@example.org wrote:
When other were trying to save water, I bought a bigger shower head
right after I bought my house, in 1983. Now I almost never use the
shower, but I saved the old head and when I move I'll put it back on
and take the good one with me.
Canada is switching too, just not as soon. With so much of their
population so close to US border and watching US stations on a regular
basis, and vice-versa in US border areas, they pretty much have to be
compatible in order to keep selling ads.
Yes there will. They are using (part of) the same frequency band for
digital as was used for analog.
Also, according to the official website, this law DOES NOT affect low
power and translator stations.
Here is a list of the network channels I get here, and the digital
ABC analog=7 digital
CBS analog digital
CW analog8 digital8*
Fox analogQ digital1
NBC analogX digital"
* - According to antennaweb.org, CW will switch to digital
broadcasting on Feb 17 2009, using the same channel. The other
channels broadcast digital already.
700-800 MHz corresponds to channels 52-69, which sounds like what I
remember. However, that range is still in use for TV. The NBC station
here is broadcasting on channel 56. The digital version of that is on
channel 22, well outside that range.
Yeah, in the Chicago area we still supposedly have 54, 56, 60, 61, 62 and
66 on the air on analog.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/WJYS for the lists near the bottom, for those
who spotted the three adjacent analog channels.
If only there was a Republican running for President of the United States.
tell them you can't see their political ads ;-) also, they
want that radio frequency auction money NOW!
batt op? easy, most computer stores have ATSC usb sticks
for less than the converter box. of course the congress
critters won't let you use your $40 coupons for those.
we've been using tv cards in the computers the past 5 years.
everyone around here wants to watch their own program
anyways, wonder how long the tv will exist as a standalone.
-- larry / dallas
So these things work! I figured the antenna would be too small or
What about the DVR software that comes with them? Does that work too?
If one went away on vacation for 2 weeks and wanted to record one
daytime hour every weekday and 3 or 4 hours per week at night, which
is about 18 hours total, wouldn't I need a humongous harddrive to hold
all that? (Plus everything else I have on my harddrive, of course.)
My friend maybe not, but I'd also want to be able to watch the TV
program full screen on one monitor while doing my computer stuff on an
other monitor full screen. Hard to do?
What brand(s) do you recommend?
Exactly. Some FAQ of their said they didn't want to pay for upgrading,
only to keep current. But for my regular tv, the only reason I would
now buy a digital dvd recorder, for example, is to keep current, since
I already have a vcr and it's all I needed, and they would still only
be paying 40 dollars. So now I'll probably buy a 50 dollar box and
eventually buy that DVD recorder, paying the full price myself, and
never use the box again that they chipped in 40 dollars on.
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