I Just have to ask…How do you like the Digital Transition so far?
I’ve heard a few complaints but for the most part everybody seems to be adapting well. At least, those that still continue to use their antennas. Some that used to have antenna switched over to cable or satellite and the main complaint about that is the monthly fee. (They’re adapting to paying for something they used to get for free.)
Most people seem to be happy with their satellite systems, but most I heard from were on satellite before the transition and were already getting their locals from satellite. Same goes for those on cable before the transition.
Some have taken the opportunity to change their systems over to HD and they are loving the improved picture quality.
Trust me, if you are experiencing problems, I understand the frustrations from all sides. Antenna, Satellite and Cable all have drawbacks in some form or other. I love my Dish Network satellite system and one of my good friends loves his DirecTV satellite. The only thing I hear about Cable is that it is good and their HD stuff looks good, too. (Mostly they like the speed of their internet.)
Some have had problems with their digital reception from cable and, just like everyone else, it seems they aren’t exempt from problems either.
I haven’t had any problems with satellite but Some people have had to add new dishes along with their new receivers.
There have been a few situations I have had to deal with concerning off-air reception from antenna. Overall, and everything considered, most installations are looking and working pretty good for now.
Well, whatever the situation or problems with your reception, whether from Antenna, Satellite or Cable, for now you will have to deal with it as best you can because the transition is here to stay. Rest assured that eventually everything will settle in.
We will re-visit the DTV subject whenever it is necessary but for now the Digital Transition for high powered Tv broadcasts is complete and it is time for us to move on to other situations and problems at hand. So, tune in next time for the Norman TV View … (that’s the NTV View for short.)
See ya next time…
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