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Delaying the Digital TV transition?

Written By: Gary on January 26, 2009 2 Comments

dtv-coupon.pngSo they are considering delaying the digital TV transition to June 12th, 2009 (the Senate already passed it). What a pain in the butt, I was so happy this was going to get wrapped up in less than a month!

Senate Commerce Chairman John Rockefeller said delaying the TV switch is the right thing to do because the United States is not yet ready to make the transition.

“The Senate acted responsibly to give the Obama administration time to attempt to bring order to a mismanaged process,” the West Virginia Democrat said in a statement.

If people at this point aren’t ready, they aren’t going to be ready in another five months. If you’re not ready get your $40 coupon here; there are delays at this point but they’ve been mailing these out for the last year.

What do you think? Are we ready?

BTW, this is going to cost the PBS stations $22 million.

UPDATE: The house voted it down (yeah!)

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2 Responses to “Delaying the Digital TV transition?”

  1. kaylen says on: 31 January 2009 at 4:45 pm

    Ugh-I agree…I’m so irritated with this situation. The cable companies are going to make money on this—they should be responsible for making sure this is smooth. This should not include our government. This should not include tax-payers dollars. Don’t most people have mailboxes? Can’t the cable companies mail off the info with a hotline where people can call and just put their name on a list–then every single person on the list gets their stupid converter box? And then the rest of us don’t have to hear about it? I’m over it.

  2. Gary says on: 31 January 2009 at 11:16 pm

    I’m not sure why you think the cable companies are going to make money on this. Most people I’ve spoken to (or read about) with an antenna are getting more HD channels over the air than they ever got over the air before.

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