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A year after the digital transition

Ben Drawbaugh

We were all digital transition, all the time around here for a while last Summer and have been talking about it in one way or another since the birth of the site. But in the last year we haven't said much and we think that's a good thing. The electronic shopping site Retrevo has been thinking about it though, and has put a survey out to its users and compiled the results of over 200 respondents. Now you know how much we love consumer surveys about electronics, but in this case the numbers look to be in line with our expectations. Overall people think the transition was a good thing, but that number is exactly 1 percent lower than those who say they were unaffected -- figures. 19 percent of respondents bought a new TV and 13 percent just got cable or satellite instead. Seems likely enough. But our favorite is the 9 percent who bought a converter box but then never bothered to even hook it up; real nice use of tax payer funds. Personally we go under the unaffected column since honestly we started watching over-the-air HD years ago and have never looked back.

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