6 million may lose digital TV reception

Dan.Strassberg dan.strassberg@att.net
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 (dan.strassberg@att.net)
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----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Kevin Vahey" <kvahey@comcast.net>
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
> miles.
> http://www.boston.com/business/technology/articles/2008/02/11/6_million_may_lose_digital_tv_reception/ 

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