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Old 05-03-2008, 05:36 PM
 
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Its my understanding that cable is switching to digital signals...

NOT over the air basic channels that are picked up via rabbit ears?


And, a radio would be better in general anyway.
You have it reversed, OTA is going digital, cable companies are doing so at their leisure. That's the purpose of the converter box that you can get with the government coupon, to receive the new digital signal using your current TV antenna and convert it to analog for older TV's.
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Old 05-03-2008, 06:16 PM
 
Location: Bradenton, Florida
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My girlfriend was asking, when she first heard about this, what is it that the GOVERNMENT wants to do with those frequencies, that they are mandating a conversion to digital?
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Old 05-03-2008, 06:18 PM
 
Location: Bradenton, Florida
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https://www.dtv2009.gov/

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Old 05-03-2008, 07:13 PM
 
Location: High Bridge
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My girlfriend was asking, when she first heard about this, what is it that the GOVERNMENT wants to do with those frequencies, that they are mandating a conversion to digital?
Public Safety use (PD, FD, EMS, etc.)
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Old 05-04-2008, 07:31 AM
 
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Old 05-04-2008, 08:16 AM
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Location: Ohio
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My girlfriend was asking, when she first heard about this, what is it that the GOVERNMENT wants to do with those frequencies, that they are mandating a conversion to digital?
Public service is only a small part of the use for the freed up spectrum. The government's auctioning the rights to the frequencies off to wireless companies and using the billions in revenue to help balance the Federal budget.
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Old 05-04-2008, 12:28 PM
 
Location: Ocean Shores, WA
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Do I have this right?

After the change over, NO TV will work on a rooftop antenna, but ANY TV will work if hooked to a cable or dish receiver?
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Old 05-04-2008, 01:21 PM
 
Location: High Bridge
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Do I have this right?

After the change over, NO TV will work on a rooftop antenna, but ANY TV will work if hooked to a cable or dish receiver?
Analog TV tuners will not work - they must have digital tuners, or have a digital tuner box.
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