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Old March 7th, 2006, 08:26 PM
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Question Brits: Analog switch off

Anyone know when we're goin' all digital?

There's loads of different estimates on the net but I don't know what to believe.

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Old March 7th, 2006, 08:41 PM
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Old March 7th, 2006, 09:36 PM
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Old March 8th, 2006, 02:25 PM
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I personally like ANALOG better

The audio is better,etc..........

I saw commando on DVD on time

Ill take my VHS copy anyday
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Old March 8th, 2006, 02:41 PM
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I personally like ANALOG better

The audio is better,etc..........
You're kidding, right?
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Old March 8th, 2006, 11:41 PM
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Old March 8th, 2006, 11:42 PM
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oops sorry, that was FM radio.
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Old March 8th, 2006, 11:54 PM
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I personally like ANALOG better

The audio is better,etc..........

I saw commando on DVD on time

Ill take my VHS copy anyday
You'll be able to make your own multi movie DVD's then ... 4 movies per disk and they'll look just like your old VHS
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Old March 9th, 2006, 12:13 AM
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Cox Cable is big around here. Big promotion to combine all your needs in one 'low cost' (what do you call low?) package. Digital Cable TV channels, digital internet, and digital telephone....All In One. One bill, no probs.
I love one of their commercials:
Man holding phone up listening to dial tone.
Wife asks, "What are you doing?"
Man: "Listen Honey, doesn't that sound great?"
Wife: "Sounds like it did before."
Man: I know. Ain't it great? The upstairs phones sound this way also."
Is this where I insert....DUH.
I've seen digital cable tv right along side regular cable and saw no difference in picture or sound.
I have some VHS tapes from 20 years ago that still look great in picture and sound.
Now, don't get me wrong. I'm for digital. But for some things, it's just a money 'thang'.
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Old March 9th, 2006, 11:07 PM
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You'll be able to make your own multi movie DVD's then ... 4 movies per disk and they'll look just like your old VHS
Excellent (Would the sound really still be AS GOOD once on the DVD??)
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Old March 9th, 2006, 11:14 PM
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With a good DVD burner, quality cables, and good VCR, your converted tapes should be exactly the same in sound and picture and last a long time.
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Old March 9th, 2006, 11:24 PM
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The sound will be perfect, but quality would be a wee bit pixellated
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Old March 10th, 2006, 05:44 AM
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All you have to do is take a few movies on DVD, rip them, then re-encode them to the worst possible video and audio quality and resolution. Disable chapters, multiple audio channels, subtitles, and special features. Then burn them back onto DVD. And play. Viola, you now have your own DVD simulating the VCR experience!

For added simulation, make sure you give the DVD a couple of scratches each time you play it (to simulate VHS magnetic tape wear), and every once in a while, just take a sledge hammer to one of your DVDs (to simulate the occasional "VCR chewing up the tape").

Ahhh, those were the days!
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Old March 10th, 2006, 06:03 AM
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For some reason when I listen to analog sounds, I just got used to the sound sometimes there'd be this faint sound kind of like a semi-truck, in the background.

WIthout it, it loses it's old thing I remembered and when I heard that I knew I was watching a movie. I don't know probably just me.
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Old March 10th, 2006, 06:07 AM
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I can't wait for the day they bring out colour TV's, I've heard they're in the makings...
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