Time for a rant.
Let me first say that I do not subscribe to Verizon’s FIOS for TV or any Comcast services. Â I simply do not watch enough TV to justify the expense.
All I hear every time I watch TV is how much better DTV is going to be. Â Well, guess what? Â I don’t see it. Â If you don’t have the antennae just right, the picture pixilates, the sound stops and everything comes to a halt. Before, if things weren’t tuned in just so, you’d get some static, but things didn’t come to a dead-silent halt. Â What makes it worse, is that every station seems to have it’s own preferred antenna position. Â I live by St. Joesph Hospital, on the 7th floor in the Northeast corner of the building. Â I have a clear sightline of 15, 21/33 and 55’s towers – doesn’t seem to make a difference. Â What works for 15 doesn’t work for any other same with the other channels.
Truthfully, I don’t watch much of what is on. Â I usually have it on for background noise, so the picture pixilating isn’t a big deal. Â But the silence? Â And it usually happens at the most inopportune moment. Like when I’m watching Jeopardy!. Â I have missed hearing so many answers that I don’t even tempt myself by tuning in.
Actually, the more I think this through, perhaps it’s a conspiracy to get us die-hards who refuse to pay for television to break down and pay for television.
Is DTV really better? Â Take a moment and vote in this poll – let me know if I’m alone or need another psychiatric evaluation!