Isn’t it weird how the year has gone by so quickly? We heard about the conversion of the television stations to digital some time ago. I can’t even say how long ago now. Probably several years. It seemed like a long time in the future to me. We had all sorts of time to get ready although we knew it was highly unlikely that we would have a new digital set by then. After all, our set still works fine after about 7 years of service. Still, we do need to be prepared though. For a long time now, I have seen the constant messages about getting a converter box, about the day that the whole system will be converted to digital. That the analog televisions would no longer get a signal if it was on an antenna, either inside or out.
The signpost up ahead is getting clearer and clearer. (At this point, the weird music comes up and Twilight Zone starts to play. Rod Serling tries to spook us with his words of wisdom about it being too weird for this person or that.) Frankly, there were times when I thought about how weird things are really getting. Ah but then I decided that maybe all we need is to get the cable going or get a converter box and be done with it. Then we can sit in front of our television set watching Heroes, Eli Stone and Chuck in our new home theater seating in complete comfort. That’s the plan anyway. Of course, I still have to figure out how we can get the new stuff into the house or afford it for that matter. Perhaps the idea of the converter box isn’t too horrible after all. Anyway, the date is getting so close that if you have been putting off getting the coupon for the converter box, perhaps you should get one now while you still can. Otherwise, your television will go blank on you as of February 17th. Not good. Not good at all.
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