>Did the last test of broadcast tv in my area before February 17th. NJN and WHYY join the 1080i HD crowd (total 5 1080i, 3 720P). Other than that no big changes, except didn’t see any flaky channels during my last test.
February 9th Results
Should be interesting to see what, if anything actually changes on the 17th.
Another related TV item is how much power we might save from the DTV transition, these are power stats from our HDTV:
Digital Broadcast (OTA): 132
Analog Boradcast (OTA): 171
Digital Cable: 131
Analog Cable: 170
That adds up when you do it to an entire country. Of course thats only a saving with DTV ready TVs, TVs that need a converter box will use more power (the converter box needs power).
On yet another related note, I just watched MacGyver for free on cbs.com (they also have original Star Trek). They have just 1 ad in each of the commercial break segments so I actually don’t zone out during them. Clever. Must make a media center that let’s me stream that (and hulu) to my TV.