The recent storms have me frightened about the requirement for all TV signals to go digital (instead of analog) in February, making current TVs obsolete. Due to a slick salesman’s pitch and lack of interruption of cable service for a while, we took a chance on combining the phone with cable. Big mistake. The cable went out, so the phone went out. The power was out, and the cell phone needed recharging. Therefore, we were cut off from all communication.
We couldn’t report the cable outage (no phone). We had no weather reports (no cable). At least we had a battery-run TV. It will soon be useless.
What will happen when all hard-wired analog phone lines and TV signals are forced to go digital? It takes sophisticated cables, computers and satellites to keep digital going, and we’ve all experienced how good that can be.
I’m afraid communications are stepping backward as safeguards are slowly being eliminated. To rely solely on this technology is scary, to say the least.
I, for one, will pay a little more to have my phone and TV separated again as soon as my contract has expired.