To the Editor:
I echo Ruth Poland’s comment of, “Who benefited by going from analog to digital TV”? The quality of the picture is no better on my TV. Most of us still stuck with through-the-air TV, as far as I can ascertain, have been dealing with greatly reduced numbers of channels since June.
Many people have told me they now get only one, two or three channels at the most. Before the “new improved” switchover, with a rotator, I used to get seven channels (2, 5, 6, 8, 10, 13 and 23); now I get only one (PBS Channel 10).
I reached my limit of Sesame Street, Lawrence Welk, numerous previews of Ken Burns’ National Parks special and Music of the ’50s a long time ago.
Most of my neighbors are in the same boat. We have no cable access and I, for one, cannot commit myself to a two-year commitment for satellite TV, and if we invest in a better antenna, rotator, preamplifier plus installation (easily $200+), there is no guarantee the situation will be improved.
I am wondering if this is a government conspiracy because they do not receive any taxes from through-the-air TV, rather than cable or satellite TV. I am at a loss what to do about it. Any suggestions?
Jack Corson, Pemaquid Lake