Digital TV Transition Rough on Space Aliens

Digital TV Transition Rough on Space Aliens

“Lamentably, alien audiences may be frustrated by the switch to digital television,” says Seth Shostak, Senior Astronomer at the SETI Institute.

“It’s not impossible to pick up our DTV broadcasts from your favorite M-class planet, but I reckon it would require antennas at least five times larger than demanded for good, old analog TV. ET may balk at the additional cost.”

It is not known if the Federal Government has set up  DTV Transition Drop-In Help Centers at Area 51 or Spaceport America.


In case you missed it: DTV Transition for Terrans.

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