Anybody Wanna Buy a Digital TV Converter Box?

>> Thursday, February 19, 2009

We live in a rural area in South Central Kentucky.  There are no TV stations less than 45-55 miles away from us, however with the analog TV we could receive 3 stations.  Anticipating the switch to digital I purchased a converter box last Summer.  I set it up and could get only a “No Signal” display, not a single station would come in.  Thinking that the box was defective I took it back and exchanged it.  Still nothing but the “No Signal” display.  Thinking that perhaps when the final switch over came there would be a change  I contacted one of the stations by e-mail.  I was told that if I received analog I should be able to receive digital.  However, when I went to the website and put in my address and location I received the message “There are no digital stations predicted to serve this location.” 

Yeah, I could subscribe to “cable” through our local telephone company but for the very limited amount of TV we watched it isn’t worth it.

The first picture below was taken Monday evening, February 16th, before the switch to digital and the second was taken today after the switch.  I guess we will be spending even more time on the computer!

Feb  16th 003 Feb     19th 002 Note, this is the same channel.  As I asked in the title, anybody wanna buy a digital TV converter box?


Anna February 19, 2009 at 11:39 AM  

There's nothing worth watching on TV anyway, right? You can always get your news online, and there are TV shows available if you really want them.

We have more stations because of the digital. Did your stations switch over already instead of waiting for June?

Anonymous February 19, 2009 at 8:50 PM  

Sorry to hear that your are losing your signal. It seems silly that you can't get even the channels that you did before. You just need an antenna to get over the trees and hills there.

Check out my recent comments about the DTV switch at

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