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boss1's avatar

Why is the government trying to get everyone to buy these new cable boxes?

Asked by boss1 (13points) September 23rd, 2008 from iPhone
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asmonet's avatar

I think you’ll find the last section most informative.

JackAdams's avatar

Thanks for posting that information, amonet; it’s appreciated.

TV reception will improve 100,000%, once everyone has adapted their TV sets to receiving digital signals. I’m looking forward to the change.

osullivanbr's avatar

To control your minds?

EmpressPixie's avatar

The short answer is that right now you can use rabbit ears to pick up a few channels without subscribing to cable. Once everyone goes digital, unless you have a converter box this won’t work anymore. Everything is going digital next year unless you live in a test area in which case it is changing even sooner. So you either have to get a converter box or you will lose reception.

Luckily, the government is also giving out coupons for these boxes as many people rely on their TVs and rabbit ears as their only method of getting the news. And that’s part of why the stations that broadcast in this manner were allowed to do so to begin with – to get the news out to people.

SpatzieLover's avatar

they want to see into your home and scan your money

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