6 million may lose digital TV reception
Mon Feb 11 13:40:11 EST 2008
Did the report say anything about what percentage of people who use
rabbit ears for analog TV will have to install an outdoor (normally
roof-top) antenna? I've heard that nearly everybody who wants
over-the-air DTV reception will need an outdoor antenna--and even with
roof-top antennas, many of these people will find the reception
unsatisfactory. They will be forced to switch to cable or satellite.
I've never had cable and don't want it. I figure that my analog sets
don't owe me anything and I'm willing to buy a new TV or two but the
prospect of having to pay for cable every month really ticks me off.
Dan Strassberg (firstname.lastname@example.org)
----- Original Message -----
From: "Kevin Vahey" <email@example.com>
To: "(newsgroup) Boston-Radio-Interest"
Sent: Monday, February 11, 2008 12:20 PM
Subject: 6 million may lose digital TV reception
>A market research group in Los Angeles has done a study of digital
> and has found that almost 6 million homes will lose channels even by
> converting to a digital tuner.
> They are claiming that 50% of the people now using rabbit ears will
> get less
> service than they are getting now.
> They are saying the FCC is wrong is saying digital signals hold up
> for 60-75
> miles and they claim their findings show digital signals degrade at
> about 35
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