Thursday, February 12, 2009

Reprieve

When we set about getting our DTV connections working, we had seen notices on local stations that they were switching next week despite the postponement of the deadline. Our good news is that the one station which we are not getting yet is keeping their analog signal till June. So we now have till June to get this station figured out. We think that pushing the antenna higher might do the trick. I wonder if we can test that without investing in another pole.
I hope things are working for others who are having problems with this.

5 comments:

Janie said...

As far as I know, our TV will work on the new system, but I do hate when technology changes. Hope you get it figured out without more expense.

RuneE said...

Our systems went digital last autumn. If you get a usable analogue signal, you can usually get a fair digital one too. However, reflections from nearby tall buildings and so forth might cause a problem. In that case adjustment to the placement, height and angle of the antenna might do the trick. If the signal is to weak, you may have to invest in a signal enhancer, but beware that some of them (especially old models) might have a filter that takes away certain frequencies.

Good luck!

kden said...

Our locals are also switching next week. We have cable so I really don't care when they switch but I know I'm tired of looking at the little ticker across the top of the screen 24/7 ;-)Beautiful Sky pics this week, I didn't participate. Our skies have been so gray too but managed to get our and take a few nice ones this morning.

PERBS said...

I thought I jsut had days before I wouldn't be able to see any TV but now a reprieve. . . I have until June. I think by then I cn save enough money to just go buy a digital TV. After all, they ran out of coupons for those of us who procrastinated. I mostly watch HOUSE anyway. I refuse to pay more for cable. If all our stations go digital, then I will listen to the radio until I can afford a new TV.

inlandempiregirl said...

A few years ago they stopped transmitting stations from Spokane up our way, so it was get satellite or have no television. Although we are not huge t.v. watchers, we got a dish. Now we don't have to do any switching, but recently we got new "smart cards" for our receiver. I was so happy that I realized today I was smart enough to figure out the "smart cards".