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ooliyo
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14 years, 1 month ago
I remember in my last apartment my roomare and I had cable, but in my bedroom there, over my bed, I had a 13 inch on a mount and I used only an antenna, (No cable scket. Had no choice.) and the only channels I could get were ABC(sometimes clear), FOX realy clear), and UPN45 (always clear!) And it happend to always be me favorite network. It mar not have been Heavean to you but it was to me.

Had all I needed, The Suns playin', the simpsons, and Malcolm in Middle ruruns.

But what will happen if Digital TV takes over?
if digital tv comes into use, I wont be able to use my antenna any more, will I.

will they still use names like KRON, KBHK, KOFY, KTVU,

what will happen to the test broadcasts

I guess ill never see these again

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZRC2Qwt3m8s&NR=1
http://youtube.com/watch?v=DTg-G0QPTpI
http://youtube.com/watch?v=rn8XBxEcuzQ&feature=related
http://youtube.com/watch?v=j-9sqBC9jPw&feature=related

will tv even be called TV anymore.

Im no expert, so I would like details from some.
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    80sVidKid
    1169 Posts
    14 years, 1 month ago
    ooliyo
    I remember in my last apartment my roomare and I had cable, but in my bedroom there, over my bed, I had a 13 inch on a mount and I used only an antenna, (No cable scket. Had no choice.) and the only channels I could get were ABC(sometimes clear), FOX realy clear), and UPN45 (always clear!) And it happend to always be me favorite network. It mar not have been Heavean to you but it was to me.

    Had all I needed, The Suns playin', the simpsons, and Malcolm in Middle ruruns.

    But what will happen if Digital TV takes over?
    if digital tv comes into use, I wont be able to use my antenna any more, will I.

    will they still use names like KRON, KBHK, KOFY, KTVU,

    what will happen to the test broadcasts

    I guess ill never see these again

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZRC2Qwt3m8s&NR=1
    http://youtube.com/watch?v=DTg-G0QPTpI
    http://youtube.com/watch?v=rn8XBxEcuzQ&feature=related
    http://youtube.com/watch?v=j-9sqBC9jPw&feature=related

    will tv even be called TV anymore.

    Im no expert, so I would like details from some.




    You can still use them. Though they don't bother giving out the details at stores it seems (it's all a scam to force you to get satellite/cable packages). You can still pick up local channels terrestrially (or over-the-air) through digital tuners on most current HD television sets, DVD recorders and so-on (this would be the ATSC specification). Many stations might have the same channel number as you are familiar with unless they aren't assigned to a different channel number digitally. Digital signals tend to be a slightly weaker unless they're not being done at full power nowadays, there are still those in the DX world whom still tend to bother picking them up aside from the novelty having wore off in seeing any differences between channels in different markets.

    It's best to check up online to find out these details. So far, I know the channel numbers for the DT signals in my hometown if or when I bother upgrading my viewing experience (still not that sold on it). Many digital stations also offering sub-channel type capabilities where more than one channel can be selected in a given frequency. Too often these channels are wasted on mindless radar maps or news, but some may give you a new network like RTN.
    - From The King of Esoteric
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