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Obama Signs DTV-Delay Bill
Posted 25 February 2009 - 07:41 AM
I think the estimate that 5-7% of OTA network viewers will simply turn off their TVs has some validity. Not just older folks, but many people who can't afford or just won't pay for television programming will not make the leap, no matter how small it is. Even minor antenna changes and free converters seem to be too much for some cheapskates.
Change is often hard, even good changes, but no doubt some people are going to be left out no matter what is done centrally.
Thanks for bringing this to the fore -- I'll make an announcement at church and get a group together to make sure our elders and needy are good to go.
As for the cheapskates -- let'em eat static.
Posted 25 February 2009 - 09:49 AM
Posted 25 February 2009 - 10:08 AM
My real treasures: 5 Grandchildren - S, D, M, M, C ; 6! Great-Grandtibbers - B, H, J, A, M, C (Plus 1 in the oven!)
Posted 25 February 2009 - 10:23 AM
The UK went through this years back and at one point had nation wide broadcast of two formats at great expense for fewer than 2000 receivers. Would have been cheaper to send everyone a new TV. Hope they resolve this issue without resorting to that.