What could prompt me to make such a statement? Am I a technology hating luddite? No, I’m just one of the many people that lost out when tv broadcasting made the switch to digital only signals.
Back in the days of analog signals I was at the edge of the broadcast radius for the only tv station for well over 150 miles. The signal was often poor but it was at least usable.
When the switch to digital tv finally happened, I found that I am, without having moved, now some 20 to 30 miles outside of that same tv station’s broadcast radius. Apparently some alleged person decided that digital tv signals should be about half of the power of the old analog signals. Digital tv is also broadcast on higher frequencies which bring line of sight issues into the question of being able to receive them.
“Get cable” you say? “Get satellite tv” you suggest? No thanks. 1, I only watch tv for news and up to the minute weather information. 2, cable and satellite tv companies will NOT sell you a package with only ONE channel in it. 3, I couldn’t afford it even if they did offer single station packages.
Progress is inevitable and there is plenty of good reason for switching to all digital tv signals. The problem is that there are a lot of people like me that got shafted in the process.
[tags]digital tv, analog tv, progress, low power, no signal[/tags]