R.I.P Traditional Analog

12 Jun

Say goodbye to analog tv everyone. The digital revolution starts today (in the US atleast, europe’s had it for a couple years now)!

Originally scheduled for Feb 17, 2009 but pushed back to many delays from analog-converter-box coupons and busy/retarded customers who wait til last second despite this being announced for the past 2 years – the time has finally come to put away the rabbit ears (or atleast connect them to your converter box if your still using that instead of cable/satelite).

The only thing i shall miss i think is that fact that if you get a bad signal you get a static-ky image with sound as opposed to a new garbled satellite-stuck-in-the-rain feeling of the new airborn digital frequency when low. Hopefully now that were going fully digital the stations will give us some better signal strength without so much old school (i dont wanna say “garbage” but thats what it is now) in the way interfering. They’ll invest in “Tv Translators” (according to the dtv2009 site) to help extend the signal farther to get a better signal for everyone.

Now everyone can enjoy 3-4 different subchannels of channel 6 and 4-5 subchannels of channel 7 as well as a local doplar channel for weather information. what i mean by subchannels is you’ll find for example: 06-1, 06-2, 07-1, 07-2, 07-3. Each with different stuff going on most of the time.

Hope everyone’s ready! With some luck we’ll end the day without opening any portals into any other dimensions. 🙂 we’ll see

goto https://www.dtv2009.gov/ for more info

4 Responses to “R.I.P Traditional Analog”

  1. frozenbreak at 12:42 pm #

    I like to wave at it as it passes by.

  2. Chipmunkitis at 1:53 pm #

    You mean, with any luck today we’ll open the portals to other dimensions! Imagine meeting your other dimension self! Mwuahahaha….

  3. cybermewtwo at 12:59 am #

    2 chipmunks…. omg…. thats too much hate! our universe would implode!!!

  4. Char at 11:26 am #

    oh noes!!

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