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Senate Agrees to DTV Delay

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Top message:  They should have by Americanstud1987   Jan 23, 2009, 4:01 PM

Replying to:  Re: They should have by Cabbit-sama   Jan 24, 2009, 4:51 PM

Wrong, the converters are only $10 after coupon... FCC should force blackouts...

by neurocutie    Jan 24, 2009, 10:08 PM

No, the converters are $50 at Walmart ($60 at Best Buy). The coupons give you a $40 credit, so consumers only have to cough up $10.

The excuse now is that they ran out of funds for these coupons. Stupid... Congress can easily authorize more funds for the coupons (which they have) without altering the switch date -- people have need more than a year of constant nags from all sides about this... its stupid...

The people that haven't yet switched are not going to switch, even given a few more months. They won't til they are forced to...

The FCC should mandate shutdowns, at least once a week (analog TV blackouts for 1 in 7 days, from Feb til June) just so folks get the messages. That's the only real way to motivate those remaining...

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