[mythtv-users] US to postpone analog TV death
gull at gull.us
Sun Jan 25 05:41:06 UTC 2009
Brian Wood wrote:
> Perhaps true, but in the long run this drawn-out saga would probably be
> cheaper i the long run if the government just bought satellite service for
> these folks. How many can there be?
Hopefully not many...they would be mostly in sparsely-populated areas.
It's unfortunate that these are the same areas that aren't served by
cable TV, of course.
It does seem like the tradeoff here is shorter effective range for more
content. People were fairly tolerant of watching noisy analog
broadcasts if that was what they could get, but the digital standard we
settled on doesn't tolerate noise at all, so they're out of luck after
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