The converter box is now "installed" (e.g. sitting precariously on the curved top of) on the TV. I bailed on the process early on, since the jacks on the TV were fewer in number than the directions said we should have, the remote wouldn't do anything (even after a battery change) and I had had a negative feeling about the whole digital conversion process from the get-go, probably exuding enough negativity to knock out power in a mile radius.
I dislike the whole "Oh, we're upgrading and you're going to be so much happier" attitude. No, I won't. I'm going to lose the functions I care about--the ones I find most useful and enjoyable--and acquire functions I didn't want in the first place and have no need for, all so you (the mythical "you" who thought this up) can feel clever and forward-thinking. It happened with computer software, with where the controls are on automobiles, and of course consumer electronics of all kinds.
Yes, I have a love-hate relationship with the digital world...I like it fine when it does what I want it to do, and I hate it when someone decides that it should no longer do what I want it to do but should do what they think I should want it to do instead.
Am I a stick in the mud? No, I'm a tree in the mud, trying to grow faster than the water rises and continue to flower and fruit at the top.