Analog OTA

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I miss the analog OTA TV when we could still watch partial quality.

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preach it, brother. usually, even the worst signal, the sound would come through fine. the picture might be blurry but like it was going through an effects processor–it was a regular pattern to it and you could still make it out.

digital OTA is perfect when your reception is perfect, but the sound and picture completely vanish when a plane flies overhead, when a car drives through the parking lot, when my neighbor walks around.

and, OY! the lag! I hit five buttons on my remote and assume i didn’t have it pointed at the sensor since nothing happened. try again. oh wait, there’s the numbers I hit initially, and now here they are the second time :rage: analog was always instantaneous.

digital is the future, they said.

it makes everything easier, they said.

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Yep. Newer stuff isn’t always better. [sighs] :frowning:

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