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Senate Votes in Favor of DTV Delay

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Jan 27, 2009, 8:25 AM   by Eric M. Zeman

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.

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Jan 27, 2009, 4:40 PM


i'm too lazy to change my clock for daylight saving.
can we abandon the daylight saving time??
maybe we can just ask then to delay it for a few weeks thats all i need

just to make sure i can get someone to come change my clock for me

Jan 27, 2009, 1:16 PM


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!

Jan 27, 2009, 10:18 AM

This is so stupid...

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...
and people say Obama is a tech geek. can he veto the bill?
I remember hearing this was going to happen when I was in high school...oh and btw I'm 29 now.

Tell me that landfills are being affected by everyone buying new TVs and tossing their CRTs. DON'T tell me it's because of converter boxes. Absolute ...
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