VIDEO: What Analog TV is Like after the Digital Television Transition

I’m not the only one who didn’t bother to upgrade my TV set from a hand-me-down analog to a DTV-capable (or converted) set. Surprisingly, there are at least two or three channels that continue broadcasting (on UHF in Los Angeles), including HSN.com. The rest of the local channels feature an irritating infomercial on how stupid we must be for not converting our analog TV’s with a DTV converter box. Or, as you’ll see in the beginning of the video — it’s complete and total dead air (as in the case of ABC 7). No matter, I’m watching Game 5 of the NBA Finals via a Veetle livestream broadcast. Interestingly, some channels — for example, what was formerly NBC Los Angeles Channel 4 — are broadcasting the DTV infomercial exclusively in Spanish, as if to say that it’s clearly a class or language issue. Also noted — an apparent Chicago bias in the content of the DTV infomercials. Catch Alfonso Soriano rounding the bases with a quick cut to a Lou Malnatti’s Pizzeria sign about half way through. Check out the 3:30 video below for a tour of analog TV in the DTV era.

Beatles Rock Band Unveiled

So cool, I had to post it. 45 songs — I may have to buy a game console for the first time since Sega Genesis way back when.


Ten of the songs were revealed, according to GameSpot: I Feel Fine, I Want to Hold Your Hand, Day Tripper, Taxman, I Am The Walrus, Back in the USSR, Octopus’s Garden, Here Comes the Sun, Get Back, I Saw Her Standing There.

Watch the full Beatles Rock Band trailer below:

VIDEO: Lebowski Fest 2009 — “The Dude’s Prayer”

Photos and much more to come in an LAist review. Don’t miss the next Lebowski Fest in a city near you. http://lebowskifest.com