Saturday, April 12, 2008

Can't Live With It... Can't Live With It?

Has anyone else prepared for the whole "going digital" move coming early next year?  Since we didn't want to shell out the big bucks for cable or satellite, my husband used the voucher the government sent us and went and got the digital converter box.  Those guys in Washington are so thoughtful, dontcha think?  It was exciting when he installed it because a new era had dawned in our home.  We've gone digital, people!  No more messing around with that old-fashioned antenna in order to find the least state of fuzzy to watch Andy Griffith and I Love Lucy.  With the converter box, every station comes in crystal clear.

Yeah, it was really great, until...

A train passed behind our house.

A car drove by.

It rained.

The wind blew in a particular direction.

When any of those variables are present, which is quite frequently, it breaks up the TV picture and the sound gets choppy.  I'd rather watch the shows with fuzz, if this is what life will be for us in the digital age.  Do you know what it's like to watch a detective program, only to have the final clues revealed while the sound is cutting out every other word?  Ummm...that's not acceptable.  It's just wrong to invest in 50 minutes of Matlock, only to be left hanging in the last 5 minutes because the signal was lost.  It's WRONG!  It's a good thing I'm not a Lostie, or things could get seriously dicey around here.  {breathing a sigh of relief}

So, now hubby thinks this switch to digital programming is just a ploy.  Maybe the government is really in cahoots with the cable and satellite people, so that the only way you will get truly uninterrupted, clear programming is if you purchase one of these services.  At least that's his theory, and he's sticking to it.

Has anyone else installed their converter box?  Having any troubles with it?  Maybe it's just us.  I wouldn't be surprised.

1 comment:

  1. I have no idea. We've got DirecTV, so....can't help.

    But that sounds ridiculous!


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