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House Votes DTV Delay into Reality

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Feb 4, 2009, 4:51 PM   by Eric M. Zeman   @phonescooper

Today the U.S. House of Representatives approved delaying the transition to digital TV by four months. The new date of the mandatory transition is set for June 12. The delay was debated, but passed with a vote of 264 for and 158 against the delay. The government will use the time to get the converter box voucher program funded and more coupons to those who need them. The new legislation does, however, permit stations to switch to DTV if they so choose. As long as stations clear their transition with the FCC, they may make the switch. According to the FCC, up to 276 stations have indicated that they will make the change before, or on February 17.

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Why is this on phonescoop? dthree Feb 4, 2009, 8:33 PM
Why Bother! netboy Feb 5, 2009, 7:34 PM
What a joke! ceric20 Feb 4, 2009, 5:43 PM
Why don't they just scrap the thing entirely. stevelvl Feb 4, 2009, 11:21 PM
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