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    Channel 8 Complying with Digital Transition Delay

    Just saw a promo on Channel 8 with Kevin Cooney talking about low income families, minorities, etc., claiming they "Care about the community," and that's the reason they are complying with the digital transition delay. Channel 13 is still on track to becoming completely digital on February 16, regardless of congress's delay of this.



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    Re: Channel 8 Complying with Digital Transition Delay

    God bless you, Channel 8.


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    Re: Channel 8 Complying with Digital Transition Delay

    They care about the procrastinators and the lazy.



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    Re: Channel 8 Complying with Digital Transition Delay

    I call "BS" about the caring for the community part.

    In the grand scheme of things, what is delaying the digital transition a few months going to do for overal DTV preparedness? Does the government actually believe that more than 1% more of the population will be ready for the switch after delaying it a few more months? It's not as if the general population hasn't known for about 5 years that this day was coming.

    Want people to get ready for the switch? Make it tomorrow. I guarantee more people that haven't gotten themselves "ready" for the switch that are desperate enough to watch TV will make the switch much quicker than will by just continuously extending the switch date.


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    Re: Channel 8 Complying with Digital Transition Delay

    ahhh so its not everyone, just channel 8.

    i have cable, i dont really care i guess.


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    Re: Channel 8 Complying with Digital Transition Delay

    I smell another promo that Fales may be working on -

    "Congratulations Channel 8 for the area's only archaic analog signal - "Hyper-Super-Doppler-Crap-O-Vision. Channel 13 may have the wife of the Iowa Democratic Chairman as one of their anchors, but Channel 8 is the only station that cares enough for the little people to warn them about the tornado that is headed toward their double-wide on the only TV they can afford!


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    Re: Channel 8 Complying with Digital Transition Delay

    So 2 years of warning isnt enough? Giving out free conversion boxes isnt cheap enough for some?


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    Re: Channel 8 Complying with Digital Transition Delay

    Quote Originally Posted by kingcy View Post
    So 2 years of warning isnt enough? Giving out free conversion boxes isnt cheap enough for some?
    I couldn't find a conversion box that was as cheap as the voucher, so it wasn't free.



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    Quote Originally Posted by kingcy View Post
    So 2 years of warning isnt enough? Giving out free conversion boxes isnt cheap enough for some?
    Trust me, it's been much longer than 2, probably longer than 3. I bought a 23-inch TV 2.5 years ago (2006) knowing full well that it by itself was not going to be compliant with the DTV switch coming in 2009...


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    Re: Channel 8 Complying with Digital Transition Delay

    Quote Originally Posted by BryceC View Post
    I couldn't find a conversion box that was as cheap as the voucher, so it wasn't free.
    They are out there, not very nice ones, but they exist. My grandma got a nicer one with 1 TV and the one she doesn't use often just has one bought for the price of the voucher.



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    Re: Channel 8 Complying with Digital Transition Delay

    Who wants to make bets the deadline goes into next year?


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    Re: Channel 8 Complying with Digital Transition Delay

    First, I think it is stupid the Govt has to spring for vouchers.

    Second, people have known about this for seemingly forever. I you aren't ready now, you won't be.


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    Re: Channel 8 Complying with Digital Transition Delay

    Quote Originally Posted by mjones34 View Post
    ahhh so its not everyone, just channel 8.

    WHO and KDSM are the local stations staying with the original Feb. 17 change.
    Local Business Watch: WHO to end analog broadcasts Feb. 17 | DesMoinesRegister.com | The Des Moines Register



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    Quote Originally Posted by Ms3r4ISU View Post
    WHO and KDSM are the local stations staying with the original Feb. 17 change.
    Local Business Watch: WHO to end analog broadcasts Feb. 17 | DesMoinesRegister.com | The Des Moines Register

    And WOI said, "Huh? What change? Who is Annie Log?"


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    Re: Channel 8 Complying with Digital Transition Delay

    I laughed at how they worded it..."we're complying with the updated regulations".

    All the govt did recently was allow stations to not convert over to all digital if they wanted to wait. They saying "complying" like they are following orders.


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