Thursday, June 11, 2009

Going Digital Tomorrow!

It's a great day for technology loving people everywhere; TV goes all digital tomorrow!

I'm excited about the switch.  It means that broadcasters won't be broadcasting at half power any more, and I'll get HD FOX, PBS, CBS, and ABC!  As well as a bunch of other stations I don't watch very much.

Well, the word on the street about the whole digital conversion is that over 2 million people might not be ready...  Which I find funny... after the transition was delayed a year... then almost 6 months... meaning that the transition has been publicly discussed for over 2 years now.  I am sorry, but if you still haven't gone through all the trouble of asking the government to give you money to pay for a box (and you haven't gone to the store to buy one), then you probably don't need to watch TV tomorrow.

So, I guess it just goes to show it doesn't matter if you give people a decade warning for something like this (if you remember Clinton is the reason this is happening...)  not everyone will be ready... and then if you delay things for an extra year and a half, people still won't be ready.

Anyway, if you have an old TV, don't have a digital converter box, and you don't have cable, then I hope you don't watch TV, because tomorrow your TV will working.  FYI.

Later,

     SteveO