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The Black Guardian

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mtyoung

Subj: Re: The real expense,m and the real problem...
Posted: Fri Jan 11, 2008 at 01:29:51 am EST (Viewed 1 times)
Reply Subj: Re: The real expense,m and the real problem...
Posted: Thu Jan 10, 2008 at 07:27:15 pm EST (Viewed 2 times)

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> > HDTV's arent being forced on you. Buying one is completely optional. HDTV's are only needed if you have HD cable/satellite or HD dvds. Both of those are optional as well.
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> Optional until new movies only come out in the HD formats, anyway. And yes, I realize that in a strict sense buying dvds is itself "optional," but I hope to high free market heaven that consumers just say no to HD and Blu-Ray for a good long while.

VHS have really just stopped coming out last year. So you are going to see DVDs still being sold for a couple of years. And then, since HD and Blu Ray dvd players still play dvds, you should be able to still use those regular dvds as long as you like.

People are not going to make the switch to the next gen dvds until a winner has been decided and prices are reduced dramatically, so say 5 years.

Besides, digital distribution will most likely win out in the end.

> > Regular DVDs and regular cable channels will both be available for years to come.
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> I hope so.
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> > Cable channels are suppose to go digital in 2009, and you will either need a digital tv or buy an converter box. But the government will refund the cost of the converter box if you have to buy one.
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> I've been ticked about that law ever since it was passed, to be honest. I don't want the hassle of getting a converter box and going through whatever useless rigamarole I have to go through to get the cost refunded just to watch cable.
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All you have to do is go to a website and fill out your name and address. How hard can that really be?

> > Again, I don't see anything being forced, except maybe the digital cable, which is being set by the government.
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> It's the government I'm complaining about.

I'm sure they did it since they thought it was in the best interest of the public. Most consumer and manufacturers have supported it. The rest of the world has either already made the switch or is switching in the near future.



> > > Again, I don't see anything being forced, except maybe the digital
> > > cable, which is being set by the government.

Actually, everybody is being forced into the HD age (except for those odd people that don't own TVs). It's not just a digital cable thing.

> > It's the government I'm complaining about.
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> I'm sure they did it since they thought it was in the best interest
> of the public. Most consumer and manufacturers have supported it. The
> rest of the world has either already made the switch or is switching
> in the near future.

Indeed. Government really isn't the thing anyone needs to be complaining about (where HDTV is concerned, anyway ;\) ). What they're doing has to be done because of the plethora of electronic devices and their need for more broadcast space.
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