Black People : TV Converter Boxes will be obsolete soon

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  1. HODEE

    HODEE Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    There will be no more antenna TV reception. The change to HDTV was a set up as I suspected. Those who don't have cable or DTV will have to subcribe just to get the weather. The prices will be increased and eventually for the basic channels as well.

    http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/us_free_broadcasters_in_peril

    Broadcasters' woes could spell trouble for free TV

    Cable TV and the Web have fractured the audience for free TV and siphoned its ad dollars. The recession has squeezed advertising further, forcing broadcasters to accelerate their push for new revenue to pay for programming.

    That will play out in living rooms across the country. The changes could mean higher cable or satellite TV bills, as the networks and local stations squeeze more fees from pay-TV providers such as Comcast and DirecTV for the right to show broadcast TV channels in their lineups. The networks might even ditch free broadcast signals in the next few years. Instead, they could operate as cable channels — a move that could spell the end of free TV as Americans have known it since the 1940s.
     
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    360 Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    Even less people watching tv? I'll toast to that. :0)


    The Broadcasters have no woes. They're not a business.

    Bust out the 'gnac!
     
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    Not surprised at all.......
     
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    I had a feeling it would end soon they boxes don't do much any way
     
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    That sounds typical since in some states folks can only get a few stations even with roof top HDTV antennas, however in terms of the quality of whatson television compared to the 60s and 70s, no free TV is really no great loss, 400 channels with realy nothing of value to look at is no great benefit either.

    Time to turn off the tube and read a book
     
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    hodee,you're right on point,our whole way of life is under attack as the corporations take over and radio is gonna be next i enjoyed my[rabbit ears tv]may it rest in peace most companies today[MAKE YOU]get direct deposit[call me a dinasour]but i actually enjoyed going to the bank and cashing my own check,but nooooo the bigboys say we can't do that anymore we have to let them do it for us[direct deposit]i hate it,and more change is coming that alot of us aren't gonna like,yes everything changes but freedom of choice shouldn't become obsolete as it slowly but surely is.
     
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    all forms, of control, milking a few dollars from millions per minute, and invadeing privacy
     
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