"Further, the Federal Communications Commission has mandated that networks cease all analog broadcasts by the end of 2008, according to legislature. "A much-discussed proposal in the House of Representatives would set December 31, 2008 as the cut-off date. This date seems to have support throughout the Congress -- Senate Commerce Committee Chair Ted Stevens is expected to soon introduce legislation that also sets this cut off date," says the CEA's Joseph. "When analog broadcasts end, traditional analog sets will not be able to receive the new digital over-the-air signals.""
One word, extortion. Basicly the HD people paid the House and the Senate huges semi's full of solid gold bars so they'd do that. Fortunately..... It'll be about time to launch a new console for the three companies (though if we go by trend Nintendo will launch in 2009 and the other two will launch in 2011). But still, what if people don't have the money for digital sets and REALLY want to watch TV or something? That's just stupid. Maybe there is more reasoning behind the decision, but if the TV stations want to broadcast in analog they should be alowed to.
:: posted by Hawk-McKain @ 6/22/2005 11:20:00 PM
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