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I Just Got My Digital Converter Box and It’s Freaking Sweet

by Prince Of Petworth December 2, 2008 at 10:07 pm 24 Comments


Like many of you who don’t have cable I’ve been curious to know how this conversion to digital tv was going to go. The way we’ve been saturated with messages like – “In Feb. 2009 your tv will no longer work and you’re life as you know it will end…”. It turns out it’s not really a big deal at all. I’m about as technologically inept as they come and even I was able to plug in the converter box. I just got my government coupons and headed over to Radio Shack in DC USA in Columbia Heights. After a quick 45 minute wait I was on my way… Now I don’t watch tons of tv but I have been blown away with the new channels you get through digital tv. Pictured above you can see a program from NBC 3. It is called universal sports or something like that. If you love the sports that don’t get much coverage besides the Olympics you’re going to love this channel. I’ve seen cross country skiing, down hill skiing, short track cycling, etc. Additionally, there is ABC 3 which offers tons of old school programs like “That’s Incredible”, “The Hulk”, “Magnum PI”, “Knight Rider”, “The A Team” etc. So fear not fellow rabbit ear users. If I can do it you can too.

So what’s your favorite 70s/80s TV program – I think Magnum PI is going to be tough to beat?


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