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Breaking News: Senate votes to delay DTV transition four months

Discussion in 'Local Reception' started by JDubbs413, Jan 26, 2009.

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  1. Jan 26, 2009 #1 of 253
    JDubbs413

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    msnbc.com: BREAKING NEWS: Senate approves four-month delay in digital TV conversion

    Looks like it won't be until at least June now.

    EDIT: Link - http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/28863961/
     
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    Michael D'Angelo

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    I am moving this to the "Broadcast/HDTV" forum.
     
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    JDubbs413

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    Thanks I wasn't sure where it should go.
     
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    More like June if it's a 4-month delay, which was expected based on news reports over the weeekend. Oh well, so much for going digital next month!
     
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    GaryPotter

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    And Congress scratches their butts and wonders why no one has faith in them...

    A few idiots from Dumbbell, Chicago are too stupid to read what's right in front of their face complain, and we all have to suffer. It really doesn't take much to get Congress to shiver, shreak, and wring their hands in agony. God help this country.
     
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    davring

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    6.5 million people still don't have a clue...
     
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    GaryPotter

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    Screw them.

    Seriously, just get a clue morons. I mean, how ignorant can you be?
     
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    ercjncprdtv

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    100% IN AGREEMENT WITH YOU!! THIS IS OUTRAGEOUS!!:nono2:
     
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    Michael D'Angelo

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    No political discussion please.
     
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    eudoxia

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    Beyond the whole screw up running out of money for converter box vouchers, this is bad news for many TV stations who have planned this out for years and cannot afford to maintain already obsolete transmitter equipment.
     
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    GaryPotter

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    Exactly. It's the little stations like KVCR in San Bernardino, CA that really get boned by this one.
     
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    Hopefully the house passes their own version with a different date, then this delay can go into committee and get stalled before the current deadline of Feb. We shall see. Love our gov't, as if the over 50K job losses today should not be the focus of Congress.
     
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    Bob Coxner

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    The voucher program ran out of money. There are several million people on the waiting list for vouchers. Just because not everyone has the bucks to spend on tv tech like most forum members doesn't mean the less fortunate don't matter. Let's try to have some compassion.

    As for "morons", there are millions of seniors who barely understand how analog tv works, much less digital. A bit more time to help them convert is not such a burden.
     
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    Michael D'Angelo

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    Folks, I made my above post because this type of discussion can get political very fast and I have already deleted a couple of posts. Please leave out the political discussion.
     
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    relax!! why is everyone so angry about this? really? how does this effect any of you?
     
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    jhollan2

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    Absolutely ridiculous! So in 4 months we'll have the same issue... people havent gotten their boxes. In the meantime, broadcasting suffers because the stations are forced to broadcast on machines they didnt repair and frequencies that could be sold...
     
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    boylehome

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    A solution is for the Gov. to provide a large screen HDTV 1080p to every citizen with some of the $800 Billion bailout monies! Actually, by the time June gets here, the date will get pushed to the 12th of neveruary:)
     
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    jamieh1

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    In four months it will be the same thing. Just go ahead and switch.
     
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    I am waiting for the new Congress to revise the program so the remaining "poor" without a converter box get a new voucher for a wide screen TV instead of a lousy converter box.

    On the flip side, the ignorant aren't likely to smarten up in four months and there will be someone whining that they need ANOTHER delay to allow the ignorant to get their converter boxes.
     
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