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The End of TV as we know it?

Postby Sabrewings » Tue Apr 26, 2005 10:57 am

http://msnbc.msn.com/id/6448213/did/7593620

Interesting article. I'm already using digital cable from Time Warner, so shouldn't be an issue.
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Postby YouGiveMeRash!!! » Tue Apr 26, 2005 11:07 am

Cool. 8)

Sadly, I barely watch TV anymore. I have basic cable here in my apartment, and 15 out of the 25 channels are local College and Community stations. Followed by Home & Garden, Soap Operas, etc...

I watch Jay Leno and David Letterman almost every night though. :wink:
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Postby Srewolf » Tue Apr 26, 2005 11:18 am

Who's got time for T.V. 8)
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Postby landincoldfire » Tue Apr 26, 2005 11:21 am

Who's got time for T.V.


I must agree with that, between work and being a parent I have to give up sleep to get comp time.
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Postby Big Jake » Tue Apr 26, 2005 11:46 am

When was the last time the US Congress actually did what they said they would do?
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Postby Toby B. » Tue Apr 26, 2005 12:18 pm

At $50+ a month for (non-digital) cable. I cannot afford to watch TV. And the loaction I am at I dont get good reception with rabbit ears (antena) due to interference from planes...
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Postby Tech9 » Tue Apr 26, 2005 12:22 pm

What's a TV? :lol: :wink:
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Postby EmilyB » Tue Apr 26, 2005 12:24 pm

Tech9 wrote:What's a TV? :lol: :wink:


I think its someone who dresses up as their opposite gender :D
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Postby Peanya » Tue Apr 26, 2005 12:36 pm

Clearly, this will not happen. The prices for the tuners are far too expensive right now. Congress will let the broadcasters decide what to do ultimately.
Think of it in terms of the cassette. Do you see music readily available on Cassette or CD? As digital becomes the standard, and the market gets saturated, then the broadcasters will one by one stop broadcasting analog.
I'm seeing this happen in about another 4 to 8 years. We won't be switching to HDTV as the standard however, as those will left to the high end market. But digital will be the standard eventually.
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Postby Copper » Tue Apr 26, 2005 2:02 pm

Peanya wrote:Clearly, this will not happen. The prices for the tuners are far too expensive right now. Congress will let the broadcasters decide what to do ultimately.
Think of it in terms of the cassette. Do you see music readily available on Cassette or CD? As digital becomes the standard, and the market gets saturated, then the broadcasters will one by one stop broadcasting analog.
I'm seeing this happen in about another 4 to 8 years. We won't be switching to HDTV as the standard however, as those will left to the high end market. But digital will be the standard eventually.


yep. they are going to switch analog tv off in the uk.they will start in 2010 and it will be completed by 2015
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