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Setting up your HDTV will take some effort - Business

There are 10 comments on the Honolulu Star-Bulletin story from Oct 27, 2008, titled Setting up your HDTV will take some effort - Business. In it, Honolulu Star-Bulletin reports that:

As the day of reckoning for the switchover from analog to digital TV rapidly approaches HDTVs are flying off the racks from Costco and Best Buy .

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David

Kapolei, HI

#1 Oct 27, 2008
One of the things few people seem to get and what's not being communicated correctly in the DTV switch ads is that you DON'T need cable to get High Def, and you can continue to use your "rabbit ear" antennas, IF you bought a TV in the last few years with a digital ATSC tuner, which all TVs sold have been required to have.

The local channels are broadcasting HDTV over-the-air right now!

Since: Jun 08

Honolulu, HI

#3 Oct 27, 2008
The majority of TV is garbage anyway - why would I want to see ultra clear life like garbage when I can do that for free on virtually any street corner.

Regardless, I'm not buying anything - no new TV, no cables (gold or otherwise), no advanced cable service, etc.
dudealohajoe

United States

#4 Oct 27, 2008
Angell wrote:
The majority of TV is garbage anyway - why would I want to see ultra clear life like garbage when I can do that for free on virtually any street corner.
Regardless, I'm not buying anything - no new TV, no cables (gold or otherwise), no advanced cable service, etc.
Thank you.
yikes

Honolulu, HI

#5 Oct 27, 2008
Angell wrote:
The majority of TV is garbage anyway - why would I want to see ultra clear life like garbage when I can do that for free on virtually any street corner.
Regardless, I'm not buying anything - no new TV, no cables (gold or otherwise), no advanced cable service, etc.
Hi Angell!
HDTV is actually great for sports and music concerts. Very clear. But I totally agree with your statement about garbage on TV. Your percentages seem a litle optimistic to me though.
HDTV is also great for game consoles like PS3 and X-Box 360, but I don't think you care about that.
I myself didn't (and still don't) agree with this change. If the market didn't support Hi Def enough to cause people to want to go out and get it, why does the government need to step in to make it happen?
David

Virginia Beach, VA

#6 Oct 27, 2008
dudealohajoe wrote:
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Shaddap.
What's your problem?
dudealohajoe

United States

#8 Oct 27, 2008
David wrote:
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What's your problem?
U still tink titans suck Dave?
David

Virginia Beach, VA

#9 Oct 27, 2008
dudealohajoe wrote:
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U still tink titans suck Dave?
No idea what you're talking about.
Erika Engle

Honolulu, HI

#10 Oct 27, 2008
yikes wrote:
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If the market didn't support Hi Def enough to cause people to want to go out and get it, why does the government need to step in to make it happen?
HDTV and the DTV transition are two separate issues. The government is not pushing HDTV. It did mandate that broadcasters cease broadcasting in analog, to free up that spectrum for emergency responders' use.

DTV stands for digital television. HDTV stands for high-definition television.

DTV makes HDTV possible for consumers who can afford the TV and other equipment necessary to view it.

HDTV is digital TV in high-definition, which provides images superior to standard-definition digital TV (DTV).

Both DTV and HDTV signals are available now, over the air, via cable and via satellite services such as DISH Network and DirecTV.

You can search "DTV" and "HDTV" -- using the quotation marks -- on the Star-Bulletin Web site to see some of my reporting on the topics.

I hope that helps!
hope

Hilo, HI

#11 Oct 27, 2008
you are confusing everyone...all you need is an HDMI cable
dudealohajoe

Natchez, MS

#12 Oct 27, 2008
hope wrote:
you are confusing everyone...all you need is an HDMI cable
All u need is an aluminum foil hat and metal house

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