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DTV Conversion to Be a Disaster

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The DTV conversion, where U.S. analog broadcast television stations are turned off in February 2009 and we all have to switch to digital TVs or to cable or satellite or buy those DTV converter boxes, well this whole conversion thing is going to be an absolute disaster. I don't expect technical problems at all, but the public won't understand it, the government will blow it, and at the last moment some politicians will even try to cancel it. But it's still only TV, right?
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I have a converter box and a $125.00 roof top. I have lost 7 stations that are not on my cable. Two of the stations are what I enjoy on Saturday and Sunday early AM. I vote to stop it!! Five stations are 40-50 miles away and I can only view one of them. Any help would be welcome.

Doug | May 27, 2008 | 9:49PM

DTV and the Digital transition wll be a huge problem. I completely agree! Not to mention, anyone living in nursing homes will not be able to receive assistance from the governmet for digital converter boxes....and what about mobile television sets that will become obsolete?

DTV | May 29, 2008 | 12:35AM

DTV and the Digital transition wll be a huge problem. I completely agree! Not to mention, anyone living in nursing homes will not be able to receive assistance from the governmet for digital converter boxes....and what about mobile television sets that will become obsolete?

DTV | May 29, 2008 | 12:37AM