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


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#1 OFFLINE   dorfd1

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Posted 13 May 2009 - 03:18 PM

Apparently the FCC does not think we are ready yet.

http://www.pbrtv.com...g/entry_962.php

Edited by dorfd1, 13 May 2009 - 03:46 PM.


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#2 OFFLINE   mhayes70

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Posted 13 May 2009 - 03:20 PM

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

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Posted 13 May 2009 - 03:25 PM

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.

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Posted 13 May 2009 - 03:28 PM

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

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Posted 13 May 2009 - 03:30 PM

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


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

#6 OFFLINE   dorfd1

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Posted 13 May 2009 - 03:32 PM

here is a link.
http://www.pbrtv.com...g/entry_962.php

I was off by 20 days

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Posted 13 May 2009 - 03:34 PM

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

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Posted 13 May 2009 - 03:34 PM

here is a link.
http://www.pbrtv.com...g/entry_962.php

I was off by 20 days

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.co...4161288223.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.

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Posted 13 May 2009 - 03:36 PM

here is a link.
http://www.pbrtv.com...g/entry_962.php

I was off by 20 days

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 OFFLINE   James Long

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Posted 13 May 2009 - 03:39 PM

Gotta check the source dates ...

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

Just kidding you.

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Posted 13 May 2009 - 03:44 PM

Gotta check the source dates ...

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

Just kidding you.



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

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Posted 13 May 2009 - 03:49 PM

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

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 OFFLINE   dorfd1

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Posted 13 May 2009 - 03:51 PM

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".


It was published 4/1/09.

#14 OFFLINE   Greg Alsobrook

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Posted 13 May 2009 - 03:54 PM

It was published 4/1/09.


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

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Posted 13 May 2009 - 03:56 PM

Anything special about that date come to mind?? ;)


YES

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Posted 13 May 2009 - 04:01 PM

...and we're done here.

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Posted 13 May 2009 - 04:49 PM

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#18 OFFLINE   Drew2k

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Posted 13 May 2009 - 06:13 PM

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

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Posted 13 May 2009 - 06:25 PM

Wow. This thread is a classic.
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Posted 13 May 2009 - 07:24 PM

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




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