Archive for February, 2009

DTV Transition Delayed

They’ve done it! Congress has delayed the switch to digital television from February 17 to June 12.  Ready or Not: DTV Bill Accommodates  I’m not a big fan of this move due to the amount of money and effort expended to publicize the February 17 date and all of the extra costs to local stations to keep both the analog and digital signals available. I think delay will cause even more confusion, but our esteemed lawmakers in D.C. are feeling the heat from their constituents confused about the whole change and unable to get coupons for the converter boxes, so I suppose they have to do what they have to do. 

How long have they had to prepare for this?  This delay was caused by procrastination and lack of attention by the FCC and Congress.  So, they are calling June 12 the “final hard date” for transition.   Yeah, right!

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