I’m sitting in a PBS session talking about the transition from analog to digital TV on Feb. 17, 2009 — and PBS has a Website that explains it all — and an interesting question came up, so I thought I’d toss it out to you all.
Right now, many households have TVs in every room, from the kitchen to the den to kids’ rooms, and the old tradition of the family gathering around the TV to watch together is just about defunct. But households that have shelled out the big bucks for the HDTV — and maybe also the home theater system — may have already discovered that, unless you’re rich enough to do it in every room, all TV experiences in the house are definitely not created equal.
(Those who lived through the big transition from black-and-white to color remember what that’s like.)
So, will people get digital converters for every room? Will they replace all their old TVs? Will they put every TV on cable or satellite if they’re not already?
Or, will the family gather around the so-called "good" TV and again watch shows together?
I’d like to hear what you guys think.