August 01, 2008

From the Dark Ages to Digital

Okay, so we are one of the families still in the dark ages who only has rabbit ears for our tv. We can't get cable and have no interest in paying satellite prices. And honestly, we really like that we're not tempted to "veg" too much, because there's nothing on! But two or three weeks ago, both of our beloved PBS channels (same shows, just different locations) stopped their analog broadcasting! Not good... I was still waiting for my coupons, so there wasn't much I could do about it. By the time my coupons came in, I needed a bit of cash to come in so I had them both at the same time! Well, I went to Radio Shack (the only place in town selling the converter boxes) this morning all excited and ready to buy. They were out of stock and so was their warehouse!

So anyway, I ordered two boxes online today. They'll be here in about a week, but somewhere in this process I came across a list of the digital broadcast channels available right now. I can't believe it! Four or five different PBS options (different programming), and a couple of each of the networks! There were 15 or so channels!!!!! Yippee! I can't wait until our boxes get here!

If you have no idea what I'm talking about and am more in the dark ages than I am, click HERE. If you want to see what digital broadcast channels are available for you for FREE, click HERE. (Just be sure to put in your zip code.)

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Yep, I have NO clue what you are talking about. But, I wanted to comment because it's the first time in months your blog has let me comment, lol! So, just saying hi to the blog again!