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Obama in his Socialist glory is saying not everyone can afford to buy the converters and the money for the coupons to get the converter free has dried up. He wants us to pay for eveyone to have a converter. Should be ever citizens choice, buy a converter or new tv and watch Tv or don't adapt and don't its your choice. Hope you all like sharing the wealth. yes he is my CIC andany orders military wise I will follow. I however do not hae to agree with his politics. Matter of fact MOST not all but MOST military flks are usually conservative republicans, as they pay us more LOL.
I knew all along that somewhere deep down we had similar views, I just didnt know we had the same views!:scared:
 

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Well, if President Hussein will stop the cable and sat. companies from selling "tv packages" and let us pick only the exact stations we want for a reasonable fee then I will tip my hat to him.
 

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correct. not sure about dish network, but directv includes the local channels in all their packages.
Thats good, I have Dish and subscribe to them. But my parents have DirectTV and they dont get them right now, so they should be included after the switchover? If he doesnt extend the date that is.
 

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Man, I'm looking forward to getting it sometime later this year. Right now we use rabbit ears and get two stations....CBS and FOX. Sometimes NBC. LOL. :p
 

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The only people that need to worry about the transition are people that receive their locals via antenna. If you have cable or satellite, you're OK. If you already have a digital tuner in your television, you're OK.

All of the stations in the Pittsburgh, PA market have been broadcasting in both digital & analog for years. The transition is nothing more than turning off the analog signal. Nothing magical happens on that day.

Oh & GO STEELERS!
 
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I didn't vote for the guy. I just wanted you to know where I come from on this but all I can find on this subject is that Obama said that he'd like to see a playoff system. Nothing more than that. No mention about the government getting involved. It's nothing more than is said every single year during the bowl season by many people. Heck, that's probably about the only thing that I'd agree with him on!
 

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The only people that need to worry about the transition are people that receive their locals via antenna. If you have cable or satellite, you're OK. If you already have a digital tuner in your television, you're OK.
My parents get it through the antenna now, so free local channels wont take effect until the transition, right? Sorry to be repetitive, but I want to make sure DirecTV does not offer them free right now.
 

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My parents get it through the antenna now, so free local channels wont take effect until the transition, right? Sorry to be repetitive, but I want to make sure DirecTV does not offer them free right now.
I'm not aware if DirecTV is offering them for free. I have DirecTV but I thought that I have to pay extra for them. Here is a link to their FAQ page.....

DIRECTV: DIRECTV - Programming FAQs

From there, you can select the 'local channels' option. I can't find anything in there that mentions them giving them for free after the transition.

I just looked at this link and see that under the 'Package Features' for each of the individual packages they state that locals are available at no extra cost. So, it looks like they should be able to get them now through DirecTV rather than their roof-top antenna. On the other hand, if they are under one of the older packages, perhaps it was a separate charge and they aren't included unless they upgrade their package. It seems like there is always some sort of catch with DirecTV.

https://www.directv.com/DTVAPP/wizard/buildYourSystem1.jsp?footernavtype=-1

All of that being said, if they want their locals in HD, that is definitely an additional charge through DirecTV. I believe that is about $10 more/month. I think that's BS!

Hope this info helps! Gotta go watch the Playoffs!
 

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I didn't vote for the guy. I just wanted you to know where I come from on this but all I can find on this subject is that Obama said that he'd like to see a playoff system. Nothing more than that. No mention about the government getting involved. It's nothing more than is said every single year during the bowl season by many people. Heck, that's probably about the only thing that I'd agree with him on!
do a google search on, bcs playoff congress and the first article is from jan. 14th titled, congressman plans hearings on bcs in effort to force playoff.
 

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do a google search on, bcs playoff congress and the first article is from jan. 14th titled, congressman plans hearings on bcs in effort to force playoff.
I just read it and that is absolutely freaking insane! Even though I'd like to see a playoff format myself, if any member of the government that represents Pennsylvania takes part in this, they'd not get my vote.
 

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Back on topic , I doubt if anyone in congress would get involved in NASCAR right now because of the economic '' depression'' , but if they were to get involved it would be because of something with the envorinment or something else that a lobbyist wants investigated.
 

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Back on topic , I doubt if anyone in congress would get involved in NASCAR right now because of the economic '' depression'' , but if they were to get involved it would be because of something with the envorinment or something else that a lobbyist wants investigated.
Im not so sure about that. When the next round of begging for a bailout comes around, their involvement in nascar might become an issue. Just speculation, but we all know how some are about pies that they are not getting a piece of.
 

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My guess is that it will be an issue of environment or race. Then of course there will be the usual 'bash nascar' bits on the major networks or 60 mins. or MSNBC.

But it will most likely come from a representative of a northern state that doesn't support nascar.

And if this stuff goes down hard then the sponsors will start running away as fast as possible.
 

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My parents get it through the antenna now, so free local channels wont take effect until the transition, right? Sorry to be repetitive, but I want to make sure DirecTV does not offer them free right now.
Did you ever get the answer to your question?