[LINK] Analogue TV shutdown may be delayed
hartr at interweft.com.au
Fri Sep 30 08:43:34 EST 2005
Craig Sanders wrote:
>huh? plugging the antenna coax into the back of the set-top box and
>another short length of coax (or the three red, yellow, & white RCA
>plugs) between the set-top box and the TV does not require a technician
>or a callout fee. it's a 5 minute job that anyone is capable of.
>no they're not. they're simple. plug them in and turn them on. that's
>it. even people with flashing clocks on their VCRs can figure them out.
Methinks you jest!
Consider the average home TV system - it consists of a TV, DVD
player/recorder and quite possibly also a VCR (we all own stuff on tapes
we want to play and it's illegal to copy commercial stuff to DVD isn't
it :-). Just getting all of that connected with the STB so it all works
is non-trivial exercise that involves several different sorts of cable
and connection options!
And if you think that just turning on the STB is all that's required,
then that simply wasn't true for mine (or others I have assisted with).
Some set up is required (even just getting it to find the stations for
How many people programed their own VCRs or program their DVD recorders?
Robert Hart hartr at interweft.com.au
+61 (0)438 385 533 http://www.hart.wattle.id.au
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