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Jan 7 2008   5:19PM GMT

Overheard: Analog TV is already dying, goodbye rabbit ears

Margaret Rouse Margaret Rouse Profile: Margaret Rouse

rabbit_ears.jpg On Jan. 24, the FCC will begin auctioning off the spectrum currently used for analog television. That portion of the airwaves will be sold to wireless providers and is expected to bring in as much as $15 billion.

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Aaron Kutzner, a sales associate for Sounds Deluxe, said customers have already reported they are losing channels. “I have customers who watch television in their bedroom with an analog tuner, and they tell me things like the Hallmark channel (isn’t) working anymore,” Kutzner said. “I’m sure it’s going to happen to some of the bigger stations before much longer – you could say that the revolution has begun.”

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  • ToddN2000
    Ahhh the good old days of analog. Maybe you got 10 total channels for free and that was plenty. Today's offering are staggering but I do see a lot of issues. Maybe it's just me but I have had both satellite and cable and the same issues. Pixelation and screen lock up. I never had those with analog. Just snow or static and you would adjust the antenna and you were fine.
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