Famous Old Person Helps Other Old People Understand This Digital Television Contraption

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Is there anything Official DTV Spokesperson Carol Brady can't do?

Hard as it may be to believe for nerds like you and me, there are some people who just can't wrap their heads around this whole DTV mess. Those people...are old. And they need someone nonthreatening and of comparable age to explain the process in plain, large-print words. Preferably with pretty colors. Florence Henderson, better known as Carol Brady, has stepped up to what we're sure is a thankless job. You can download the explanatory PDF here if you're so inclined. [Consumer Reports]

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kaisermachead
kaisermachead

*Young no-name paid actor on TV*

Think of it this way...

When you scan a picture with a scanner what the scanner is doing is an analog-to-digital conversion: it is taking the analog information provided by the picture (light) and converting into digital.

*old people grumbling*

Bah, I don't get it. Dang newfangled whatchamahoozits

*Matlock explaining*

Think of it this way...

When you scan a picture with a scanner what the scanner is doing is an analog-to-digital conversion: it is taking the analog information provided by the picture (light) and converting into digital.

Well why didn't ya say so??