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Friday, February 6, 2009

Switch to Digital TV Delayed

It looks like the deadline for the switch from analog to digital TV has been delayed.

The U.S. House of Representatives has passed a bill delaying the "switch" from February 17th to June 12th. The Senate already pass the bill. President Obama is expected to sign the legislation.

The question I have is why is a delay needed? This transition has been in the works since 2005.
If people are not ready by now, there not going to be ready a few months from now.

I wouldn't be surprised if another delay was announced in June.

Well for those who are not prepared you have a few more months. For those who need help setting up their analog converter box, see clip below.


Barbara Martin said...

I liked it better when rabbit ears worked and there was no extra charge to pay for cable. I'm glad I don't watch TV and have to put out unnecessary funds for programs that are mostly drivel. Exceptions would be the Discovery and History Channels.

Patty said...

That old TV looks like the one we had when I was a child.

What I want to know is why can we give bailouts to banks and put money into pork, and we can't come up with a few million to hand out more cards.

How can the government say they don't have money for those cards when they have money for everything else? That just doesn't make sense.