Regents Court (No HDTV)

I really want to upgrade to a high definition TV, but get this…

I live in the middle of one of the most technologically advanced cities in the United States (like I can get a T1 on a fiber connection to my place for around $100 including local loop charges) and I have 6Mbit DSL for around $30/month. But guess what? I can’t get any sort of HDTV signal for any price (except HD over the air).

My apartment building (Regents Court in San Diego) has an exclusive deal with SBC Home Entertainment so all apartments are wired for DirecTV (without the need for a dish for each unit). That means you don’t even have the option to get cable. Okay… whatever DirecTV isn’t so bad. But the DirecTV signal used for this building is not high definition.

OMG Sweet!!! (not)

I’ll probably still get a high definition TV, pick up local stations over the air (does anyone know if HDTV over the air is digital or is it still an analog signal subject to degradation?), and maybe get an Xbox 360 or PlayStation 3 so I can actually watch something (a game in this case) in high def.

So dumb…

4 thoughts on “Regents Court (No HDTV)”

  1. I get htdv hd and local nbc over the air. HD OTA is definitely digital and I think the nbc station I get is better than HD from directv.

  2. OTA (over the air) HDTV is in fact digital and is true HDTV and, if broadcast, will be 5.1 surround sound.

    Also, is there a reason you aren’t looking at getting a projector instead of a RPTV?

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