The Big Switch to digital TV, delayed from February by an act of Congress because people weren’t ready, comes this weekend. People still aren’t ready. Are you?
Have you bought a digital TV or are you still glued to the tube?
I still have analog, but I’m also hooked up to a cable system, so I don’t have to worry that I’ll be left in the dark on Saturday. I have three sets; a fairly large one in the living room and a small one each in the bedroom and study. At this point I don’t plan on replacing them, and if I did, I would only do the one in the living room since it’s got the cable box that gets premium channels. (Comcast charges per outlet, which is a first for me; until I moved to Miami, none of the cable systems I was on did that, and they make you get a converter box for premium channels on each TV; again, a first. The converter box also re-sets to a certain channel when it shuts off instead of staying on the last channel viewed. That’s very stupid.) The reason I’m holding on to my analog TV is simply a matter of cost; I can’t afford to spend the bucks on a new TV when the current one is working just fine, and with my eyesight, the improved picture isn’t worth it.