Not a believer after lost channels

Advertisers: What’s wrong with this picture? I am sure I am not the only one who is not receiving your expensive television ads. Why? Since the switch to digital TV, I am not receiving all the channels that I was receiving before the switch. Yes, I bought the converter box and I have a new antenna.

Before the switch I was able to get relatively clearly the following stations: 4, 5, 7, 9, 11, 12, 13, 16, 22 and 33.

After the switch to the supposedly improved digital, I rarely, depending on the time of day, get anything clearly. There is fading in and out, “tiling” and complete stoppage for a few seconds and that ever present “no signal.” I get other stations in Spanish and Japanese that I don’t need.

Are the stations going to be upgrading or expanding their coverage area? Is this just a ploy by cable companies to have us frustrated enough to sign up?

I will not be able to spend my dollars on products I am not able to see advertised, and you have wasted your advertising dollars. If I have to spend my (discretionary) dollars on cable, there will not be enough left over to spend on your products.

Think about it. You have much more “pull” with the stations than the rest of us. Help us get (at the very least) the coverage we had before the switch; it will also benefit you.

Is the next step the FCC?

Eileen Lane

Everett

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