Tag Results for HDTV (14)

  1. Okay - Call Me Digital TV Confused

    I came across an interesting blog entry in the Seattle Times about the 2009 introduction of digital TV in the Washington/Oregon region for Comcast customers. Apparently, out there, to receive digital television you will either need to have a CableCard device for your television or you will need to get a cable box for every television in your house, including those that are digital or HDTV ready. Comcast plans to give every one of its customers two converter boxes for free, but will charge $1.99 a month per box for any …

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  2. More adventures in converting to digital television

    The first step in my attempt to convert to digital televisionâ''use my coupon card to buy a converter at Wal-Martâ''went smoothly. Since then, Iâ''ve hit a few bumps in the road. I wanted to buy a different brand of converter with my second coupon; I have two TVs, and I wanted to see if there were any differences between brands. I thought Iâ''d try Radio Shack. They were sold out. I took a brief trip to New Jersey; while I was there, I thought …

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  3. February 18th 2009 Could Be An Interesting Day

    As hopefully most of you know, the broadcast of analog television signals by all full power TV stations in the US will cease at midnight of the 17th of February 2009. Those who own an analog television set and depend upon over-the-air broadcast signals will need a converter box to continue to watch television on their set, unless they are near a low power TV station, which aren't being affected. The US government has set aside $1.5 billion dollars to help US households with the transition. Beginning January 1, 2008, each US household …

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  4. CEATEC Japan Day 2: Very, very thin TVs

    From our Japan correspondent John Boyd: It was Sony Corp. that got the ultra-thin television bandwagon rollingâ''something very much of a theme at this yearâ''s CEATEC. This happened when it unveiled an 11-inch prototype organic light emitting diode (OLED) TV with a depth of just 3 mm last January at the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas and said that it would launch a commercial model later this year. Despite a Samsung Electronics executive publicly voicing skepticism this would actually come to pass, Sony chose CEATEC Japan to announce a launch date of 1 December, just about in time for the …

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