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post #1 of 6 Old 09-08-2008, 10:17 AM - Thread Starter
 
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They will be answering questions from consumers. The whole article can be read here: http://www.consumeraffairs.com/news0...awareness.html




Anchorage, Alaska 8/27/2008
Fairbanks, Alaska 8/28/2008
Baltimore, Maryland 9/8/2008
San Francisco, California 9/11/2008
Austin, Texas 9/18/2008
Houston, Texas 9/17/2008
Memphis, Tennessee 9/19/2008
New York, New York 9/27/2008
Boise, Idaho 9/29/2008
Atlanta, Georgia 9/29/2008
Missoula, Montana 9/30/2008
Helena, Montana 10/1/2008
Bozeman, Montana 10/2/2008
Billings, Montana 10/3/2008
Nashville, Tennessee 10/7/2008
Charlotte, North Carolina 10/16/2008
Denver, Colorado 10/16/2008
Seattle, Washington 10/20/2008
Spokane, Washington 10/21/2008
Yakima, Washington 10/22/2008
Portland, Oregon 10/23/2008
Chicago, Illinois 11/20/2008
Phoenix, Arizona 12/29/2008
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Uh, shouldn't they be in Wilmington today with the analog cutoff about to happen?
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Yes.

And I was wondering why they think it's so crucial to visit Baltimore. Being a major metropolitan area (along with D.C.), I suspect most viewers are already hooked-up to cable. I wouldn't describe Baltimore as being "highly proporotionate in over-the-air viewers". On the contrary I'd describe it as having the least number of OTA viewers.
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And I see they are bypassing Mn completely. There is a big problem out here in the country. I cannot buy a converter box anywhere as the stores are all back ordered. I have to go 60 miles into the twin cities to buy one. When February rolls around, I expect big problems when no boxes can be found.
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I once found a pdf file of the high risk areas, neglected to bookmark it. Their formula for high percentage OTA was IIRC, population-weighted. Hence the metro areas. It's a lot easier to claim success in a city, or at least an attempt at it, when later compared to the raw numbers of those having trouble after the transition. As a solution, one visit to a metro area is like spitting into the ocean.

But if 300 events and 12 staff members on site since May didn't prepare the 8% of Wilmington for today's transition, there's no hope for the rest of us. Certainly not if by our experiences here, it isn't as easy as hooking up the box between antenna and tv.
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Boy, I sure hope I can get a chance to see them when they're around here, because I'll sure give 'em an earful. Not so much about reception, but about the quality of these CECB boxes, their stupid deadline dates on these coupons, and about the stations ruining their main broadcasts with so many, useless subchannels.

But I'm sure these reps will be just as trained at giving out BS towards the negatives as they will be at giving people "information".

Probably have a pack of government security guards travelling with them to "escort people out" when they don't like what they're saying.
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