John Von Essen on 13 Feb 2009 12:16:28 -0800

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Re: [PLUG] Internet Provider Wars, part New

Just a side bar on the whole DTV thing. The people who did the TV Ads  
(FCC?) on it really left out alot of info that the public doesn't know.

With a roof-antenna in NE Philadelphia and a DTV convertor, I get a  
TON of the normal channels within 25-35 miles (perfectly clear), plus  
all the new extra channels you get as well (I'm really digging the  
10-3 NBC Sports). When I told a friend about this (who previously was  
against the whole DTV thing) he had no idea about these extra  
channels - as do most poeple - especially non-technical people. If  
people knew they would getting extra channels, they might be more  
open to it. The TV ads just talked about how the picture would be  
clearer, thats it.

I'm in the same boat as other poeple, theres only like 1 or 2 cable  
channels keeping me from making the switch to 100% OTA.

On Feb 13, 2009, at 1:39 PM, Art Alexion wrote:

> On Friday 13 February 2009 12:46:43 pm edmond rodriguez wrote:
>>  PBS is doing a pretty job with their 3 channels.
> You are getting Ch 12 Digital with an antenna?  I have a ton of  
> channels I
> didn't get with analog, but no digital ch 12.  They report that  
> they have been
> temporarily assigned a weak channel, and were supposed to get a  
> strong one on
> Feb 17.  Who knows what effect the extension will have on that.
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