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Do you have a digital / high definition TV?

Yes - Digital (DTV)
8 (6%)
Yes - Digital Tuner
9 (6.8%)
Yes - High definition (HDTV)
31 (23.3%)
No - Planning on it soon
30 (22.6%)
No - Waiting until 2009
15 (11.3%)
No - Will get tuner
4 (3%)
No - Don't need it
36 (27.1%)

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August monthly poll
« on: August 03, 2007, 03:54:27 PM »
For the month of August we thought it would be interesting to see many of our visitors have a digital TV or TV with digital tuner and/or high definition TV. In the United States on February 17, 2009 all traditional analog signals will stop being broad casted, which means if you do not have a TV or tuner capable of interpreting the digital signal you'll be unable to watch TV.

If you've purchased your TV before March 1, 2007 and it's not an HDTV or DTV it's likely it will be unable to watch digital transmissions.

Feel free to talk about your TV, how early you've adapted or been prepared, and/or your thoughts on DTV / HDTV.

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    Re: August monthly poll
    « Reply #1 on: August 03, 2007, 03:59:12 PM »
    High definition... got it in December  of last year 26 in.

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    Re: August monthly poll
    « Reply #2 on: August 03, 2007, 04:05:32 PM »
    Over here, its a very ancient television, a Magnivox, with "Total Stereo" and "Complete Remote"...
    (Or however its spelt)

    At the other place, its a JVC High Definition from last year

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    Re: August monthly poll
    « Reply #3 on: August 03, 2007, 04:08:19 PM »
    yh my computer screen and tv screen are HD :D

    But i really cant notice the diffrence........

    I had the Hd-dvd player for my x-box 360 and i sold it after a few weeks....... i tryed it out with a few HD discs , the audio commentry has become more advanced but thats its...... i really cant notice anything.........  ??? ??? to be honest i didnt even know it was HD when i bought it i just wanted a flat screen.......

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    Re: August monthly poll
    « Reply #4 on: August 03, 2007, 05:23:02 PM »
    I'm waiting for the dust to settle...there are units i've seen at friend's houses that are definitely sharp and others i've seen elsewhere that weren't impressive at all.

    So i'll give it some time.
       
     
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    Re: August monthly poll
    « Reply #5 on: August 03, 2007, 05:53:37 PM »
    I am certainly not electronic ignorant but how would I know? I just bought this TV in November. Never asked. I understand that there is an analog to HD converter available that isn't too expensive. Anyone know about that?

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    Re: August monthly poll
    « Reply #6 on: August 03, 2007, 06:12:00 PM »
    We are waiting until 2009 and do not have any HD TV screens.

    I hope that either the digital signal is stronger than the analog signal or that their are signal boosters for it because we need a signal booster for our current analog signal.  Without the signal booster, we cannot get any signal.
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    Re: August monthly poll
    « Reply #7 on: August 04, 2007, 01:39:43 AM »
    We see a lot of clarity in HD Television shows, one of the top high quality shows is "Lost"
    Its much improved from regular television, and there is an incredible difference between the antenna.

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    Re: August monthly poll
    « Reply #8 on: August 04, 2007, 03:24:30 AM »
    Yay, Lost!!!

    It's HDTV all the way for me; I wonder how much TVs with analog tuners will be worth after 2009.....

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    Re: August monthly poll
    « Reply #9 on: August 04, 2007, 03:38:13 AM »
    well my internet is basically my t.v i watch nearly everything online , i was at one point getting free skyone on my basic package , untill virgin media decided not to pay sky more money to keep the channel , i lost LOST!!!!!!!!!!! so i just downloaded it online ever since then i just watch all my shows on here , i have to say LOST does look amazing on Hd i think you can notice the diffrence there ......... but on most things im still a little *meh* on!


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    Re: August monthly poll
    « Reply #10 on: August 04, 2007, 03:42:12 AM »
    I am certainly not electronic ignorant but how would I know? I just bought this TV in November. Never asked. I understand that there is an analog to HD converter available that isn't too expensive. Anyone know about that?

    The converters are just starting to come out only a few are available as far as I'm aware, they're running around $40US and the US has passed a bill to subsidize money for a coupon (looks like around $40) to help pay for the converter boxes. As far as I can tell the coupon program is still being worked out but you may want to keep checking the below link for additional information about getting this coupon.

    http://www.ntia.doc.gov/otiahome/dtv/
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      Re: August monthly poll
      « Reply #11 on: August 04, 2007, 04:07:41 AM »
      No I don't need it. I even don't have TV in my house. You better believe it. I hate TV.
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      Re: August monthly poll
      « Reply #12 on: August 04, 2007, 08:09:08 AM »
      I said "No - Planning on it soon".
      We don't have a lot of money, so a new TV is out for a while yet.
      However, our faithful Sony Trinitron from 2003 is showing its age, and may need a replacement and a decent burial soon.
      We have till 2012 until everything goes HD and digital (I think - different places tell me different dates).
      So, no HDTV or (working) digital tuners, unless you count the computers, which aren't used for TV, although I may get a digital tuner for my laptop.

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      Re: August monthly poll
      « Reply #13 on: August 04, 2007, 09:13:05 AM »
      No - Waiting until 2009.  Surely, there will be some inexpensive convertors or some way to continue using analog TV's.  Otherwise, millions of good, working TV's are going to end up in a landfill.  Have our politicians been that irresponsible!?

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        Re: August monthly poll
        « Reply #14 on: August 04, 2007, 09:42:07 AM »
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