[mythtv-users] DTV: It Has Begun

Nate Bargmann n0nb at n0nb.us
Tue Sep 9 00:36:46 UTC 2008

* Brian Wood <beww at beww.org> [2008 Sep 08 15:43 -0500]:
> Jay R. Ashworth wrote:
> > While everyone knows that The Big Ol' Analog Switch will be getting
> > pulled next spring, and OTA NTSC-M will be no more (except for low power
> > stations and translators; pity them), I'd bet most of you didn't know
> > that Wilmington NC pulled said switch *today at Noon ET*:
> The reporter who said this compares with the switch from B+W to color is
> totally wrong. That transition did not require anyone to purchase new
> equipment, and every B+W set out there continued to work precisely the
> same as it did before that changeover.

This is the mantra I'm seeing every broadcaster pitch--that the coming
DTV switch is the natural progression of TV technology.  While it may
be it's more than a simple enhancement as color and stereo were.

I wouldn't fault the reporter as they know no more than the PHBs tell

- Nate >>


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