The Senate has officially approved a bill allowing for a four month delay of the planned transition to DTV signals. In a vote taken Monday, the Senate agreed that the delay should take place due to the lack of coupons for converter boxes, as well as allow government agencies more time to prepare for the switch. The government ran out of coupons in early January, and as many as 2.5 million Americans are on the a waiting list to receive them.
with a government that is willing to throw money at everything (even people that don't pay taxes) how can they "run-out" of vouchers- i'm sure Obama "the messiah" has access to a Xerox machine, heck its the poor people that are waiting for their free money that put him in charge.
this just sounds like another over budget government screw up!
Delaying DTV transition is stupid. Consumers were informed and warned well in advance. Converter boxes are not that expensive to begin with, even without a government coupon (card). If a store price is high, they can be found online for less. Cell phone carriers have already invested into technology to take advantage of the new spectrum and now a delay. I will not be surprised if there is another delay as the new deadline of June 12 approaches...