[mythtv-users] DTV: It Has Begun
Michael T. Dean
mtdean at thirdcontact.com
Tue Sep 9 16:31:21 UTC 2008
On 09/09/2008 12:27 PM, Jay R. Ashworth wrote:
> On Tue, Sep 09, 2008 at 10:27:32AM -0500, jedi wrote:
>> The way the Europeans rolled this out seems remarkably more sensible.
>> Not everyone wants to toss out their old sets or spend a lot of money
>> to buy new equipment. Cheaper "future proof" sets should have been on
>> the market along time before the switchover.
> Well, my sister bought a $250 27" Sylvania CRT set at least a year ago
> and possibly more, that is OTA ATSC compliant. So it was hapening, just
> below the radar.
> The problem is that the TV set universe doesn't *turn* that fast.
But it should turn/churn faster after the transition. I just don't see
the same 10-15 year lifespans happening for these new HDTV sets
(especially when expendables, like bulbs, can cost the same as some of
those "expensive" CRT's).
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