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MythTV/Comcast going all digital TV in Cambridge [OT]

Shankar Viswanathan <shankar.viswan-Re5JQEeQqe8AvxtiuMwx3w at> writes:

> Several people have confused the cable companies going digital to the
> switch to digital for the over-the-air stations. They somehow think
> that the government has mandated that everyone go digital and also
> think that going digital implies needing a converter (perhaps from all
> the public service announcements about the DTV switch and the coupon
> for the converter box). I have found it very difficult to explain the
> situation to this crowd without making their eyes glaze over.

The cable companies have leveraged this confusion!  When I talked
to RCN last year when they did this to me they had the gall to tell
me that the government mandated it!

> -Shankar


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