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Senators Worried About TV 'Train Wreck'

Discussion in '2007 Archive' started by Ps104_33, Jul 27, 2007.

  1. Ps104_33

    Ps104_33 New Member

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    WASHINGTON (AP) -- On Feb. 18, 2009, tens of millions of televisions that are not equipped to receive digital signals will become useless pieces of furniture. The government is spending $5 million to let owners know so they can do something about it -- not enough, critics say.
    While the government has committed $1.5 billion for viewers to spend on converter boxes that will translate digital signals for older televisions, it is largely relying on the broadcast industry to spread the word about the changeover.

    http://www.gopusa.com/news/2007/july/0727_digital_tv1.shtml
     
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    I thought this was about content. My first thought was that TV was a train wreck ages ago . . .
     
  3. just-want-peace

    just-want-peace Well-Known Member
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    I bought a plasma TV about 15-18 months ago, so I assume it is capable of the new digital signals.

    Had the vendor call me several times in last few months wanting me to buy added warrenty, but I told them that if ths one gave up the ghost, I would probably just learn to live without TV.

    Same with the digital signal; if I can't get it, well, I just might give up the habit!

    Except for a VERY FEW science and Christian programs, and the BRAVES, all I do is flip anyway. Rest of it is garbage.

    (Real pity isn't it - I get 60+ channels, and can rarely find anything worth watching!)
     
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    Television is the first truly democratic culture - the first culture available to everybody and entirely governed by what the people want. The most terrifying thing is what people do want. Clive Barnes
     
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