Friday, January 30, 2009

Digital Television

Like most folks, I was aware that the FCC had mandated Feb. 17th, 2009 as the day that American television signals would be transmitted digitally, and would render TVs with analog reception as useless.

What I didn’t know was that, this week, Congress was debating to extend the deadline for this switch to June. It seems as though nearly 6% of Americans were not yet ready for the switch, and there was hope that the extension would enable better promotion of the coupon program available for people to obtain the special converter box.

However, just yesterday, the House failed to garner the necessary two-thirds vote to extend the deadline.

So, February 17th – be digital, or listen to the radio.

“Mr. Green, he’s so serene, he’s got a TV in every room . . .”

1 comment:

Roger Owen Green said...

“Mr. Green, he’s so serene, he’s got a TV in every room . . .”
No, I don't! Oh, you're quoting the Monkees!