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    With the upcoming change in television signals to HD, I wonder how many people have run out and bought new HD tvs.

    Conversely, I wonder how many people still have rabbit ears and have gone out and bought new HD tvs, without realizing that you also have to be hooked up to either cable or satelite.........

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    Actually, for about $100 in equipment you can receive HD over the air. You don't need cable or satellite.

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    If your TV is already an HDTV, all you need are rabbit ears to get the HD local channels and you can get those right now. If your TV is not HDTV, you need a converter box. Cable/Satellite just eliminates the need for a converter box if it's not an HDTV.
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    I still don't own a HDTV (tyet), and I am hooked up to cable, so I will have no interruption in signal.

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    Quote Originally Posted by hwoods View Post
    We don't have many Rabbit ears. Or Rabbits. Too many Shotguns........
    Keep em loaded, we all know how rabbits are...

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    If had my way I would toss out my tv. I lived for over 5 years without one and never missed it. Most of the shows I watch I can see online anyway. I have an old 27 inch tv with rabbit ears on top. I refuse to get cable and unfortunatly I am told that we need a converter box, so I ordered my coupons yesterday. However, If anyone feels the need to buy me the 150 inch flatscreen I saw the other day I suppose i can force myself to watch it.

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    I watch more on cable than local stations beyond the news.Why watch Alec Baldwin making a fool of himself when you can watch people who actually deserve to be sucking air at work adding to the economy?
    At work,we have a TV on the boat but the company is going to cover the additional box to keep receiving signals.Otherwise during downtime,we'd have to resort to DVDs and who knows WHAT we'd bring in to watch since there's no women on the crews.
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    Quote Originally Posted by hwoods View Post
    We don't have many Rabbit ears. Or Rabbits. Too many Shotguns........
    My sister and brother in law only recently got satellite tv.After hearing of that,I wondered why they didn't avail themselves of all the rabbit ears they already had and got an earfull from my niece for the trouble.

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    the switch is not to HD, it is switching to all digital (from analog), which is different than HD, so don't go running to buy a High Def TV when you don't need to. Yes, if you have a High Def TV, you can get the antenna to receive your local HD channels over the air.

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    Quote Originally Posted by LPFD53 View Post
    the switch is not to HD, it is switching to all digital (from analog), which is different than HD, so don't go running to buy a High Def TV when you don't need to. Yes, if you have a High Def TV, you can get the antenna to receive your local HD channels over the air.
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    Quote Originally Posted by LPFD53 View Post
    the switch is not to HD, it is switching to all digital (from analog), which is different than HD, so don't go running to buy a High Def TV when you don't need to. Yes, if you have a High Def TV, you can get the antenna to receive your local HD channels over the air.
    Was going to say the same thing.....It is NOT switching to High Definition. It is switching to digital.

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    When an analog television goes on the fritz, all you see is "snow" on the screen.

    With a digital set, will you see zeroes and ones?
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    Quote Originally Posted by CaptainGonzo View Post
    When an analog television goes on the fritz, all you see is "snow" on the screen.

    With a digital set, will you see zeroes and ones?
    Depends, if it is a hacker form Turkey you will get some interesting stuff

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    Any cable ready TV is just fine.
    Just cable ready doesn't cut it; you may have to get a converter box. You can get a discount coupon from the government to save money on the purchase...limit of two per household.
    https://www.dtv2009.gov/FAQ.aspx

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