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Fucking Digital Switchover

Posted 11-06-2009 at 09:46 AM by Munch's Master
So we bought another digibox today for the TV in my room, cause I don't have digital so need to sort this shit out.

Fucking pointless fucking ballsup. Don't see the fucking point in the siwtchover when the picture improvement, though noticeable, is hardly worth the hassle and cost.

Suffice to say the digibox didn't fucking work. Wired it up every way possible, nothing. All that we've succeed to do is fucking break a video recorder, and lose the channel for the video so even with a spare recorder in place the channel is gone and I can't watch VCRs or DVDs, because if I had a VCR or a DVD player plugged in it runs on channel 9 and channel 9 is now fucking bust.


Really fucking pissed off. Waste of time and money, and only worse off now.
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OddjobAbe's Avatar
I hate digital television. All those channels, and there's nothing on. I'm dreading the whole country going digital. I'm going to miss being able to switch past 5 so that it all goes fuzzy.
Posted 11-06-2009 at 10:27 AM by OddjobAbe OddjobAbe is offline

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Wings of Fire's Avatar
I remember when Channel Five started airing, and when it stopped refering to itself as Channel Five.
Posted 11-06-2009 at 10:36 AM by Wings of Fire Wings of Fire is offline

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Bullet Magnet's Avatar
I realised not too long ago that I remembered that too. It felt weird to recall the launch of a terrestrial channel, but there you go.
Posted 11-06-2009 at 11:03 AM by Bullet Magnet Bullet Magnet is offline

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Sekto Springs's Avatar
Everyone knows the reason they're switching to digital is so the government can more effectively beam mind-altering rays into your head.

Srsly guys.

Actually I hate digitized TV as well. Alot. Not for any good reason, just because I hate when the official pplz make you change something so minute "by law". It makes me highly suspicious and confused.
Posted 11-06-2009 at 11:12 AM by Sekto Springs Sekto Springs is offline

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Bullet Magnet's Avatar
It's not so much by law as it is the old service being retired. You aren't forced to switch to digital, but it helps if you want to keep watching TV.
Posted 11-06-2009 at 11:19 AM by Bullet Magnet Bullet Magnet is offline

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OANST's Avatar
Not to be contrary, but yes, it's by law. The purpose of the switch is to free up the analog airwaves for government and emergency usage. One of the driving forces of the switch is that after a bombing of a British subway, Scotland Yard had to actually steal bandwidth to get out there emergency broadcasts, as there wasn't enough readily available to them.
Posted 11-06-2009 at 11:38 AM by OANST OANST is offline

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Sekto Springs's Avatar
It is indeed by law, they even made the dick move of telling you it was 'by law' on a regular basis. You couldn't turn on the TV over here without seeing one of those non-threatening, 20-something actors reminding you to switch over if you haven't already.

"And remember, if you don't switch over, you are clearly a flag-burning communist and I hate you"
Posted 11-06-2009 at 11:44 AM by Sekto Springs Sekto Springs is offline

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OANST's Avatar
I switched, but I'm still a flag-burning communist. How does that work into their plans?
Posted 11-06-2009 at 11:46 AM by OANST OANST is offline

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Sekto Springs's Avatar
It doesn't. This is why they are going to bomb your house. It's just that the paperwork needed to pass this motion is tied up in red tape.

Estimated year of approval of operation "Bomb-The-Belle xx094": 2097
Posted 11-06-2009 at 11:53 AM by Sekto Springs Sekto Springs is offline

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used:)'s Avatar
Little April, Fat Oanst, and the Enola Abbey.
Posted 11-06-2009 at 12:14 PM by used:) used:) is offline

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Wings of Fire's Avatar
Either I'm starting to lose my touch with these forums or Used is starting to lose his hold on reality.
Posted 11-06-2009 at 12:26 PM by Wings of Fire Wings of Fire is offline

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OANST's Avatar
Somewhere in between.
Posted 11-06-2009 at 12:44 PM by OANST OANST is offline

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Sekto Springs's Avatar
Mat's not fat, he's what we call "old" and "american".
Posted 11-06-2009 at 01:09 PM by Sekto Springs Sekto Springs is offline

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Bullet Magnet's Avatar
Once again I assume the world is more benign than it really is.

One of these days I'll be cuddling a kid's hamster, and it will turn out to be venomous and highly aggressive.

I'll add to my will the request that the OWF holds a competition to decide what to write on my gravestone.
Posted 11-06-2009 at 01:38 PM by Bullet Magnet Bullet Magnet is offline

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used:)'s Avatar
Clearly none of you have ever been to Hiroshima or Nagasaki.
Posted 11-06-2009 at 03:40 PM by used:) used:) is offline

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Sekto Springs's Avatar
Just like you, Gabe.
Posted 11-06-2009 at 03:48 PM by Sekto Springs Sekto Springs is offline

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MA's Avatar
i also remember channel 5 first airing. what a let down.

i also remember being the one that had to get up and change the channel on the telly.
Posted 11-07-2009 at 02:54 AM by MA MA is offline

 

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