Digital Converter Boxes

Discussion in 'Entertainment' started by nalani, Dec 29, 2008.

  1. pc_builder

    pc_builder New Member

    That's weird that Hawaii would wait 'til so late to start broadcasting digital. The stations here have been broadcasting digital alongside analog for at least all the past year... or several.
     
  2. Gonz

    Gonz molṑn labé Staff Member

    Most likely they're all currently broadcasting in digital. HD/digital signals should have been broadcast for quote some time now.

    Check this out
     
  3. pc_builder

    pc_builder New Member

    What kind of antenna do you have Na? That can make a huge difference. My mom doesn't have a rooftop antenna. She uses a set of rabbit ears, lives about five blocks closer to the broadcast towers than I do, and gets less reliable reception than I do. I keep telling her to get a new antenna and face it toward the towers.
     
  4. Nixy

    Nixy Elimi-nistrator Staff Member

    It sounds like it's sort of uncommon to have cable in the states? Is that true? Practically everyone I know across Canada has cable or satellite...
     
  5. pc_builder

    pc_builder New Member

    Cable and satellite are common here. I just don't have it myself because I'm not ready for another expense right now.
     
  6. Nixy

    Nixy Elimi-nistrator Staff Member

    Your mom also doesn't have cable (based on your previous posts), neither does Ku'u, Na or Mir (seemingly)...so I generalized.
     
  7. pc_builder

    pc_builder New Member

    LOL My mom can't afford cable right now. But two of my brothers have cable, and my grandma even has satellite... not sure about the other relatives tho. :D
     
  8. Mirlyn

    Mirlyn Well-Known Member

    We had digital cable for awhile, and got rid of it because we hardly watched it. Then we got rid of standard cable because we hardly watched it. Now we (supposedly) just have basic cable (20 channels). They just never disconnected the standard cable.

    We watch 90% of stuff online, via mail (Netflix), or using Redbox.

    I'd be happy getting rid of the cable bill (TV and net) altogether and getting dry-pair DSL.
     
  9. Gonz

    Gonz molṑn labé Staff Member

    Cable or satelite are quite common. It seems to be about 85%, roughly.
     
  10. pc_builder

    pc_builder New Member

    I used to have cable, and at one point, satellite. But that was back when I didn't play video games as much, and didn't have a computer.
     
  11. kuulani

    kuulani New Member

    Mostly everyone else here has cable/satellite here too - I just don't want to pay for tv when I can watch the news for free and I can rent the movies I want :D
     
  12. Inkara1

    Inkara1 Well-Known Member

    I have Satellite. For people in big cities, where there are a good 20 or 30 channels broadcasting, satellite or cable might be less necessary than, say, where I live... over the antenna I have maybe four to choose from, possibly five if the signal for KEYT/ABC will reach all the way here from Santa Barbara. Meanwhile, in Fresno, where there are a lot of broadcast channels (and it's in a valley so broadcasts travel better than in the hills where I'm at) and a lot of poor people, cable/satellite penetration is really low (48 percent in 2003 and I'm sure it hasn't grown to 85 percent over the last five years).
     
  13. Gonz

    Gonz molṑn labé Staff Member

    Another source, another year

    Consumer Affairs
    :shrug:
     
  14. Nixy

    Nixy Elimi-nistrator Staff Member

    Gotcha :)
     
  15. Inkara1

    Inkara1 Well-Known Member

    So basically, cable and satellite made no inroads on getting those on antenna to convert to pay TV. Satellite gained the same amount cable lost.
     
  16. Gato_Solo

    Gato_Solo Out-freaking-standing OTC member

    I thought your man was a load-master...That would make it a BX...:p
     
  17. nalani

    nalani Well-Known Member

    I was wondering if you'd catch that. Yes, he is a load-master .. but see .. my daddy was a Marine .. so .. it is a PX and shall always remain that way ;)

    Not to mention it's on the outside of the store .. AAFES PX ... but my man still calls it a BX and I correct him every single time :D
     
  18. Gonz

    Gonz molṑn labé Staff Member

    Can't fool all of the people all of the time?
     
  19. GrandCaravanSE

    GrandCaravanSE Active Member

    Don't need that useless converter box, i got teh dish.
     
  20. Gonz

    Gonz molṑn labé Staff Member

    until a thunderstorm rolls through
     

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