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Saturday, June 13, 2009

The Digital Transition

Well, as I’m sure you all know yesterday was the long awaited day when TV went all digital. I just thought I would let everybody know that the transition went quite smoothly in our home and I now have a whopping 33 channels coming in. As a matter of fact, I now get channel 20 (which I like to call “the anti-Mormon channel”) streaming simultaneously as channels 20.1, 20.2, 20.3 and 20.4. It’s so wonderful that I can turn to four channels to hear the same bearded, Bible wielding nut-job tell me I’m going to burn in hell.

Anyway, as I said, the transition went smoothly. In fact, I had my converter boxes almost a year ago and I got VCR/DVD recorder with the digital tuner back in January so it wasn’t much of a transition for me. I was a little annoyed when they decided to postpone the transition. I pointed out at the time (to anyone who would listen to me) the futility of postponing it. People had plenty of warning and if they were not ready by February 17th they would certainly not be ready by June 12th either. I was, of course, absolutely right. The news reported the day before the transition that around 2.2 million people across this great nation of ours were still not ready. Oh well, I guess there was bound to be some people that just wouldn’t make the switch until their TVs went blank.

1 comment:

  1. That is why my TV went blank!!! (Just kidding :)