Did you survive the switch?

United States
June 14, 2009 10:00am CST
after all the commericals And the delay , t.v. is didgital. How did you survive the switch? Me, I have had cable since 1981. thanks Mom! So I didn't have to get a converter box or an antenna. How about you?
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• United States
14 Jun 09
I 'survived' the switch! Fortunately I have had cable all my life so it wasn't an issue for me. I'm glad that I didn't have to deal with getting a converter box or antenna or anything that would have been necessary otherwise.
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• United States
14 Jun 09
I was in my teens when we got cable.It changed everything. Cable is such wonderful thing.
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@jillhill (37357)
• United States
14 Jun 09
I have cable too so its just fine here....I did however buy a new tv for the spare room as mine was brought up to the camper...and I had to have my son come and program it for me as I didn't know how to do it! LOL
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@britt_200 (1228)
• United States
15 Jun 09
i didnt need to switch...weve had dish for about 7 years...but what gets me is how people cant switch in time...and they just keep pushing the date back. thats what gets me. my neighbors didnt switch until recently but they switched in time for the first switch date...
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• United States
15 Jun 09
I bet there are people who didn't make the switch in time
@britt_200 (1228)
• United States
15 Jun 09
after all the broadcasting about it and things...thats just crazy if they cant make it in time. who knows. good post tho!
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• United States
18 Jun 09
Thanks.
@blue65packer (11836)
• United States
17 Jun 09
I survived the tv chance to digital! I also have cable and have since 1988! I didn't have to get a converter box or anything else! When I first heard about the digital change I thought I would have to get a converter box! Then I talked to a friend and I told him I wouldn't need a converter box because i have cable! He then tells me I dtill need one even if I have cable! I didn't believe him and went on line to find out more information! Of course I didn't need a box! My friend was wrong! I never needed to worry!
• United States
18 Jun 09
It was confusing for a while and then all the commericals helped.But I bet there were people who were out of luck. the fun thing to see is the ratings for the new late summer and fall network shows.i have a feeling they will be lower.
• Canada
14 Jun 09
We have cable here too, so we didn't have to worry about the changeover. Also, we are in Canada, and I don't think Canada is affected by the digital TV thing until some time next year in 2010. I still have the old TV that my wonderful Dad's family gave me for Christmas in 1993. I love that old TV, and it still works like a charm. I hope it never goes out.
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• United States
14 Jun 09
The t.v. I have hooked upi to cable in my room I got in 1996. Touch wood, it is still going strong too.
@Vladilyich1 (1456)
• Canada
15 Jun 09
Canada doesn't have to worry about this nonsense until next year. In the meantime, we have cable which isn't going to have a problem anyway.
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