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Charter digital conversion, the end of cable?

We just received notice (so far just an automated phone message) that Charter is switching to 100% digital signal on their cable TV system, and as a result we would be required to get a cable box. Now, part of Charter's signal is on analog channels, and part is on digital, and the tuner in our TV can locate them all. Does tis mean that post-conversion all the channels will be beyond the range of the tuner in our recent-vintage LG TV? We have the 3-way bundle with Charter for phone, broadband internet, and cable TV all at their lowest level of service, the TV is called "Basic cable." I understand they are phasing this in, so I'm wondering if someone who already has experienced this could comment on what was the result. [more inside]
posted by ackptui on Apr 28, 2014 - 9 answers

Bringing our US electrical devices to the UK / also NTSC-PAL question

It's generally advised to leave as much behind as possible when moving abroad, but my wife's employer is paying to have a decent amount of our household stuff transported from the US to the UK. And why would we want to waste money buying duplicate items if it isn't necessary and we probably won't be staying more than a couple years? So I'm trying to figure out which of our electronics and appliances might be made to work overseas. I am aware of the voltage difference and the line/mains frequency difference between the US and the UK and I'm considering buying one or two good-quality step-down voltage converters for things that aren't universal voltage compatible. But I have some questions that my Google research has not cleared up. [more inside]
posted by theory on Feb 18, 2014 - 20 answers

How to get 7 on Digital TV?

I have a Digital Set Top Box I bought from Dick Smith. It picks up all the digital channels except for 7, 7Two, and 7Mate. I've tried rescanning, and it just says 'program unavailable'. I live in the center of Sydney, and my reception is usually fine. Is there any way I can get these stations?
posted by Lovecraft In Brooklyn on Aug 24, 2011 - 6 answers

How should I wire my home theater setup?

Home theater conundrum. Ok, so, what's the best way to wire this up? [more inside]
posted by kbanas on Sep 17, 2010 - 24 answers

Why.....Digital...break....like....on.....my....

Digitial TV - why does it lose reception in distinct cycles? [more inside]
posted by Jimbob on Apr 21, 2010 - 8 answers

What's My Best Option to Record Analogue and Digital TV?

I want to be able to record TV shows for both analogue and digital TV. I've done some research and have figured out that I basically have three options; a PVR, a PlayTV peripheral for my PS3 and last of all, a TV Capture Card for my laptop. I've done some research on all of these and have worked out some pros and cons but can't make up my mind. Help me decide what the best option is. [more inside]
posted by Effigy2000 on Jan 12, 2010 - 6 answers

Is there decent Free to Air Digital TV in Canada?

What's the state of Free to Air digital TV in Toronto? [more inside]
posted by generichuman on Aug 16, 2009 - 7 answers

That movies used to look so good...

Would it be correct to say that with digital technology, we don't have to worry about movies and TV becoming faded and washed out over time like they used to? [more inside]
posted by SpacemanStix on Jul 9, 2009 - 14 answers

Where do people go for B-roll?

I'm thinking of shooting and uploading some b-roll for sale to others who might need it, with locations and keywords and all. Is there a marketplace for this? [more inside]
posted by bryanjbusch on Jun 18, 2009 - 4 answers

Wait, why are we doing this, again?

I want to understand more about the switch from analog to digital television. Why is the FCC doing this, and how are the analog waves now going to be used? Where can I go to find out more information?
posted by theefixedstars on Feb 8, 2009 - 14 answers

At what moment will the analog TV signal die?

My friends and I would like to observe the switch-off of analog TV. The FCC has mandated that all analog TV stations stop on February 19, 2009. I'm planning to procure a bunny-eared TV to watch the signal go dead. Can anyone help me pinpoint when this moment is going to be? (This is going to be SO much better than New Year's)
posted by k7lim on Jan 5, 2009 - 10 answers

Really small TV goes digital?

Really small TVs & digital conversion - For many years, I have had a really small Sanyo TV (Model TMP 2175). It has AM/FM, a clock and a real small black & white 2 inch diagonal screen. My favorite feature of this little gizmo is that you can set an alarm so the TV turns on for about an hour - I've found this a very effective morning alarm...TV sound blares on, screen shines enough in my eyes to wake me up. . How can I make this thing work when things go digital? [more inside]
posted by skillet on Dec 21, 2008 - 9 answers

Help Me Watch the Olympics

I really want to watch the olympics. Here's why I can't: [more inside]
posted by jimmyjimjim on Aug 17, 2008 - 31 answers

Why the DTV lag?

Why does a tv station's digital signal lag behind its analog signal? [more inside]
posted by middleclasstool on Aug 7, 2008 - 17 answers

CABLE GUY!!!

Will I still have cable next year? [more inside]
posted by nushustu on Jun 4, 2008 - 8 answers

Digital TV Conversion in the US 2009 - what to do?

2009 Digital TV conversion. What do I need to know? [more inside]
posted by rainbaby on Nov 15, 2007 - 12 answers

New cable box?

I subscribe to Comcast digital cable and I'm interested in getting some HD programming for my HDTV: the problem is that my cable box is not capable of supporting HD. I would like to get a new box that can transmit an HD signal to my TV, but I don't want to rent one. Can anyone tell me where to find out which boxes are supported and where best to buy one? [more inside]
posted by Aanidaani on May 15, 2007 - 10 answers

Can I send my digital TV signal to my analogue DVD/HDD recorder?

Can I send my digital TV signal to my analogue DVD/HDD recorder? [more inside]
posted by UbuRoivas on May 13, 2007 - 7 answers

Ditching DirecTV for Broadcast?

Can I ditch Satellite and just use (free) broadcast TV? [more inside]
posted by carterk on Nov 14, 2006 - 13 answers

Which manufacturers make well-built home theater equipment at a reasonable price?

Over the past several years, I have been burned by poor quality in home electronics from various manufacturers. I have purchased pieces by Sony (home stereo), Panasonic (theatre-in-a-box) and RCA (various pieces of junk), and all have given out in one way or another far too quickly for my liking. In a renewed attempt to build a proper home theatre system (DVD/CD, receiver, speakers, etc), and recognizing that I haven't the money for really high-end stuff but will avoid anything cheap, I seek outside opinions as to which manufacturers are making products that are of reasonable quality, and reasonably priced. Your experiences, please.
posted by danwalker on Feb 4, 2005 - 23 answers

What application do you use to record TV on your PC?

What application do you use to record TV on your pc? (More Inside) [more inside]
posted by sebas on Jul 12, 2004 - 12 answers

Can anyone recommend a TV tuner for a Mac?

Can anyone recommend a TV tuner for a Mac? I have an iBook, so it has to be either a firewire or USB model (not a PC card), and i'm hoping to spend under a hundred bucks. I have no real interest in any TVR functions, as my hard drive is maxed out already and I have a TiVo at home. I'm at Dartmouth for a month - which is in the middle of nowhere - so it must be available online to be shipped immediately, preferably with expedited shipping.
posted by rorycberger on Jun 14, 2004 - 4 answers

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