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Offline mick

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I have entered the digital TV age
« on: January 05, 2007, 04:21:38 AM »
I bought an el cheapo standard definition set top box. For the first time in my life, I have perfect reception of all 5 free to air channels, and 2 extra ones. Its not much, I dont wanna pay the 70 bucks a month for cable tv, as I only watch it for a couple of hours a night, but I am a happy man!

Whenever an Aussie goes to the States, the first day is always spent flicking through TV channels.

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Re: I have entered the digital TV age
« Reply #1 on: January 05, 2007, 05:28:56 PM »
when i went down under, i spent time catching up on the shows i'd missed :-).  what kind of crazy people are we that we have 200 channels to watch?  on Monday, i will join you in the digital world.  our Christmas gift to ourselves was a flat screen.  i have been told that the HD will be awesome. now i wonder, will we all get fat sitting in front of these things? :-\
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Re: I have entered the digital TV age
« Reply #2 on: January 05, 2007, 05:35:09 PM »
I have a digital receiver connected to my computer. Three cannels are all I can get. I am Happy for that.

Offline mick

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Re: I have entered the digital TV age
« Reply #3 on: January 05, 2007, 10:09:21 PM »
I spoke too soon, signal keeps dropping out.

I have a 5.1 sound system, a TV, 2 x dvd players and a VCR and now the set top box. I have more cables than you can poke one of the 6 remotes at. I am so confuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuused now.


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Re: I have entered the digital TV age
« Reply #4 on: January 05, 2007, 10:25:11 PM »
Too many Remotes!  :roll:

Just get one universal! a pain to program at first, then bam life's easy.
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Re: I have entered the digital TV age
« Reply #5 on: January 05, 2007, 10:27:22 PM »
Too many Remotes!  :roll:

Just get one universal! a pain to program at first, then bam life's easy.

would you have to reprogram when ever you change the batteries?

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Re: I have entered the digital TV age
« Reply #6 on: January 06, 2007, 09:34:01 PM »
One of the remotes is a universal, but doesnt do everything. More money required!

 

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