Tuesday, September 1, 2009

Guess What: Digital TV Doesn't Work

Now that digital (only) TV has been around for 6 months or so, I decided to futz around with the antenna here in suburban New York City to see if I could get any channels.

The best I can do is get my signal for NBC up to about 39%, and that's after messing with the antenna for half an hour.   39% gets you a picture most of the time, with significant pixelation.

CBS will occassionally come in, as will FOX.

ABC?   Doesn't exist.  WABC-7 used to have one of the strongest signals in the area.  You could be inside Indiana Jones' nuclear fridge and you'd still get a signal.  These days, forget it.

As is usually the case I can get 7000 versions of useless the old UHF channels.  Who cares.

Do I have cable, yes.  This is the extra set down by the treadmill.

The feds screwed the pooch on this one.  Anyone getting decent signals?  Didn't think so.

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