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APRIL FOOLS: FCC to delay DTV transition to December 5th.

Discussion in 'Local Reception' started by dorfd1, May 13, 2009.

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  1. dorfd1

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  2. mhayes70

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    I have not seen anything to that affect yet. Where did you see this?
     
  3. mhayes70

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    I just looked at www.fcc.gov and it has a posting date of today and says 30 days and counting. So, I don't think this is true.
     
  4. Greg Alsobrook

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    Yes, please provide a link. I haven't heard anything about this...
     
  5. dorfd1

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    is the coupon program bankrupt yet and how many people aren't ready? thise two factors could cause the FCC to delay it again.
     
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  7. harsh

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    The FCC didn't mandate the last delay. Congress is the body that performed that miracle.
     
  8. say-what

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    From the link: You are reading Legislature pushes for another DTV transition delay, posted by Tom Lavery on April 01, 2009 at 2:01 pm.

    Note the posting date..... :lol:

    Recent articles indicate all is well and around 3 million are now unprepared, not enough to delay.

    http://online.wsj.com/article/SB124154664161288223.html
    Some two million U.S. households are unprepared for the digital transition, according to estimates released Friday by the National Association of Broadcasters. According to a tracking poll by Nielsen Media Research, about 3.5 million households remain unprepared, about half as many as in December.
     
  9. harsh

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    Look at the date of the story and think about what that date represents very carefully. I think you'll find that you should have checked your facts more thoroughly.
     
  10. James Long

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    Gotta check the source dates ...

    "Thanks to PBRTV reader Josh Kiddenya for this breaking news update."

    Just kidding you.
     
  11. dorfd1

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    I said december 5th and the source said 25th I was off by 20 days.
     
  12. harsh

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    When James was referring to the "source date", he meant the date of the article, not the alleged transition date.

    Re-visit the article and report back the date that it was "published".
     
  13. dorfd1

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    It was published 4/1/09.
     
  14. Greg Alsobrook

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    Anything special about that date come to mind?? ;)
     
  15. dorfd1

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    YES
     
  16. tcusta00

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    ...and we're done here.

    "Cleanup in aisle 3 please!"
     
  17. Spanky_Partain

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    :nono2:
     
  18. Drew2k

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    Well now I don't have to worry. Good news! :)

    :p
     
  19. miketorse

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    Wow. This thread is a classic.
     
  20. dodge boy

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    Wow only a month and a half late.... I thought I caught on slooowwwww :)
     
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