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Old 03-13-2007, 09:00 AM   #1
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Post TV Has Come A Long Way

Attention owners of primitive TVs: If you still use an antenna to watch "American Idol," your picture will disappear at midnight on Feb. 17, 2009, unless you buy something called a digital converter box.
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Old 03-13-2007, 09:05 AM   #2
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Attention owners of primitive TVs: If you still use an antenna to watch "American Idol," your picture will disappear at midnight on Feb. 17, 2009, unless you buy something called a digital converter box.
That's too funny. I assumed everyone had some type of cable, satellite, etc. Do people still use antennas? I remember the old days where we had some type of box with a dial so my dad didn't have to go outside and turn the antenna to catch a station. This was before cable. I do recall him going outside and turn the antenna too when I was younger.
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Old 03-13-2007, 09:52 AM   #3
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My guess is the majority of home owners have some type of satellite or cable in their home.....but I can remember several times, moving from apt. to apt. that I had to rely on broadcast TV because the cable company couldn't come until next week.
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but I can remember several times, moving from apt. to apt. that I had to rely on broadcast TV because the cable company couldn't come until next week.
OH THE HORROR !!!

And then there was that time, when I couldn't find the remote, and get this.. I had to GET UP and WALK over to the t.v. to change the freakin' channel.. can you believe that !??

LOL I remember the damn knob falling off the t.v., and we had to use a pair of pliers to change the freakin' channel.

I remember getting cable for the first time around '74 or '75. It opened up a world of Godzilla movies LOL
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LOL....I know right.

I too often laugh at what constitutes a "horror" in our daily lives.
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These days you can get a commercial-free HD copy of the show a few hours after it broadcasts or watch it live on the computer.
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OH THE HORROR !!!

And then there was that time, when I couldn't find the remote, and get this.. I had to GET UP and WALK over to the t.v. to change the freakin' channel.. can you believe that !??

LOL I remember the damn knob falling off the t.v., and we had to use a pair of pliers to change the freakin' channel.

I remember getting cable for the first time around '74 or '75. It opened up a world of Godzilla movies LOL
Man I remember having a TV w/ no remote! The one that had the knobs and fell off eventually My mother use to fuss that i would sit too close to the TV, but who wanted to walk across the living room to change the channel once one program was over with?

Does anyone remember Romper Room??????
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Does anyone remember Romper Room??????
No but I do remember Bozo the Clown. My wife remembers HR Puffinstuff (sp?) but that was a little after my time. My favorite cartoons back then were Speedbuggy and Fantastic Four plus all the WB stuff like Roadrunner.
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No but I do remember Bozo the Clown. My wife remembers HR Puffinstuff (sp?) but that was a little after my time. My favorite cartoons back then were Speedbuggy and Fantastic Four plus all the WB stuff like Roadrunner.
I use to watch speedbuggy and all wb cartoons also. Speed racer was one of my favorites.

I will say looking back at the cartoons vs what my children had and even todays cartoons, nothing can beat what we had then. I remember Ninja turtles when my kids were small and hated it.

Brutus and Popeye anyday!
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