[mythtv-users] Broadcast flag thrown out

Scott Alfter mythtv at salfter.dyndns.org
Fri May 6 21:24:29 UTC 2005

Brad Templeton wrote:
> On Fri, May 06, 2005 at 11:32:40AM -0700, Scott Alfter wrote:
>>...and right when I was about to post a question to the list asking which HD
>>tuner I should get before the broadcast-flag requirement kicked in.  Looks like
>>I get to put off buying a tuner a little while longer now. :-)
> Why wait?  Yes, the cards, and PCs and TVs will be cheaper and better
> in another year.   And the same will be true the year after that and
> the year after that.
> Once you get HD you'll find regular TV looks really fuzzy and wonder why
> you watched it when HD was available.

I already have an HD monitor (30" LCD) and cable box, so I know what it looks
like.  I've watched a handful of shows with it (most recently, the final
episode of JAG) and the image quality is better, but not so much better that
it's worth waiting through ads (and spending ~50% more time glued to the tube
as a result) to get it.

I was figuring on getting a tuner of some sort at some point to put in my
MythTV box.  My remark was mostly in the vein of "now I'm not under the gun to
get one in the next two months or I'm screwed." :-)

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