[mythtv-users] US to postpone analog TV death

David Brodbeck gull at gull.us
Sun Jan 25 05:41:06 UTC 2009

Brian Wood wrote:
> Perhaps true, but in the long run this drawn-out saga would probably be 
> cheaper i the long run if the government just bought satellite service for 
> these folks. How many can there be?
Hopefully not many...they would be mostly in sparsely-populated areas.  
It's unfortunate that these are the same areas that aren't served by 
cable TV, of course.

It does seem like the tradeoff here is shorter effective range for more 
content.  People were fairly tolerant of watching noisy analog 
broadcasts if that was what they could get, but the digital standard we 
settled on doesn't tolerate noise at all, so they're out of luck after 
the transition.

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