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Senate Passes Revised DTV Delay Bill

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Top message:  Bad idea... by EliteABombAZ   Jan 30, 2009, 9:12 AM

Replying to:  Re: Bad idea... by wolfdude359   Jan 30, 2009, 11:19 AM

Re: Bad idea...

by superman9801    Jan 31, 2009, 3:27 PM

I'm sorry, but it is not the job of the government to hold up progress because someone might get confused when trying to find their television show?! This is an absolutely ludicrous reason for trying to justify this holdup. The US is light years behind the rest of the world in this technology and this analog shutdown is the first step towards trying to catch up. In addition, the bandwidth that these television stations broadcast on has already been sold.....effective 2/17/09. Many of the purchasing companies have plans that will improve services for customers of other products, such as high speed internet and wireless phones. I cannot stress enough how these stations have been strapped and barely holding on trying to maintain 2 broadcast signals. It is not a secret that this has been coming. Commercials, crawlers across the top and bottom of your TV screen, infomercials, and displays at just about every department store in America with a countdown and info on how to get a reduced price converter box. Come on people. This has to happen when it was supposed to, or we are just allowing for procrastiation which has become indicative of our attitude towards change. I say if this is passed by the House, we have bigger issues.

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