What You Missed During the DTV Test

By: Lauren Keeling Email
By: Lauren Keeling Email

Did your signal go kaput during Tuesday's DTV test? Here's a second chance to see the "warm and fuzzy" interview Lauren Keeling conducted for the DTV ready viewers.

By clicking on the video link, you'll hear from Maryann Hollis, with the Humane Society of Parkersburg, about the medical and mental benefits of having a pet in your home. Plus, you can meet the Keeling family cat, Charley, who makes a wonderful difference in the lives of his owners!

If you have questions about the DTV Transition on February 17th, click on the Hot Button on the homepage.

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  • by dave Location: elizabeth on Feb 14, 2009 at 02:37 PM
    Ozzie, you speak with an air of authority from a great vantage point... you don't care because you don't need to. You are doing a good job at answering your own questions within several hours, though, so you are reading at least some of what is presented in these articles. Give (former)Windjammer cable subscribers in Newport a break, please. Thus, we are left with the real, unanswered problem of digital TV: the problem really isn't about converter boxes, it's about the questionable prospect of receiving digital TV for those who have no other option. By the way, Ozzie, you were more entertaining when you were biting the heads off bats onstage.
  • by Tammy Location: Newport on Feb 13, 2009 at 07:31 AM
    GreaterthanGreatzOZ: We were told that we WERE ready until last week when we learned that we would not have a cable provider in our area. Not everyone now left holding the bag is doing so because they procrastinated! No one in this community even knew Windjammer had taken over for Time Warner! Talk about being kept in the dark. I'm waiting, and if my TV goes dark, then so be it because it's my choice. I don't want to be forced into going with a satellite company because I think there are hidden fees in the contracts that are not being revealed to the general public and they are being led down the primrose path. People are going to get a rude awakening. Sorry, but that's just the way I feel about it.
  • by jeanne Location: beverly on Feb 11, 2009 at 09:14 AM
    it's sad that people that can't afford to have cable have to lose their local channels due to technology. as a person relatively new to having cable, I am not in danger. But, i would have been lost without it had this happened before. i, too, had to wait due to financial situations to get the cable system. as for the converter boxes, i know people that can't even pick up anything with decent quality. I have seen the pictures and it is bad. Another question is where are these boxes? Most business are out of them and the cost can eat people's budgets when they need to pay bills, have medicine, and food in the house. With the economy the way it is, the timing is not right. Technology can hurt as well as help. The June timing would have been much better. Thank you for listening to my input.
  • by GreaterthanGreatOZ Location: Marietta on Feb 11, 2009 at 08:35 AM
    Read the fine print, the June date is currently optional. Some stations are switching and some are waiting. In Columbus, they're about split down the middle. From what I read, hundreds of TV stations across the country are still doing this on the long-announced Feb date. They have been warning people about this change for years to give everyone time to get ready and I'm TIRED of seeing all the warnings! If a person is not ready now, they never will get ready until whatever day their TV goes dark.
  • by GreatOz Location: Marietta on Feb 10, 2009 at 10:02 PM
    Did no one get the memo that congress pushed this date back to June 1?
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