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Spiritwalker 01-27-2009 12:53 PM

Senate OKs 4-month delay to digital TV changeover
 
We have been hearing about this for over a year.. Sooner or later you just have to say "Tough.. you knew this was coming.."

The coupons for the set top decoder that needs to be bought make the dang thing free... or at least under $10.00.

Associated Press

WASHINGTON (AP) -- People who have not gotten their TV sets ready for the changeover to digital signals could earn a four-month reprieve under a bill making its way through Congress.

The Senate voted Monday to delay until June 12 the deadline for the changeover from analog to digital television broadcasting. People still getting their pictures through old-fashioned antennas otherwise would face a Feb. 17 cutoff.

Comparable legislation is being readied in the House, and the Obama administration has called for a delay amid mounting concerns that too many Americans who rely on over-the-air broadcast signals won't be ready.

It's estimated that more than 6.5 million U.S. households are still not prepared for the upcoming transition.

County Mike 01-27-2009 01:26 PM

and 4 months from now, they STILL won't be ready.

You know what will make them get ready - the day they can't get a signal anymore. THAT is the day they'll go out and get their decoder.

Neezar 01-27-2009 01:34 PM

That is what I am waiting for. :unsure-1:





:laugh:

Llamafighter 01-27-2009 01:38 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by County Mike
and 4 months from now, they STILL won't be ready.

You know what will make them get ready - the day they can't get a signal anymore. THAT is the day they'll go out and get their decoder.

I admit I've been dragging my feet on this whole thing. I'm hoping to get cable at some point.

TexasRN 01-27-2009 01:44 PM

I'm ready and that's all that really matters so bring it on. Quit delaying for the whiney, lazy people.


~Amy

Neezar 01-27-2009 01:48 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by TexasRN
I'm ready and that's all that really matters so bring it on. Quit delaying for the whiney, lazy people.


~Amy

Yeah! And those slackers. :ninja:



:laugh: I refuse to do today what I can put off until tomorrow.

TexasRN 01-27-2009 01:53 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Neezar
Yeah! And those slackers. :ninja:



:laugh: I refuse to do today what I can put off until tomorrow.

I'm a great slacker. But when threatened with no tv or something really, truly important like that I git R done. :laugh:


~Amy

County Mike 01-27-2009 01:59 PM

I've got cable now so I'm not worried. However, it wasn't long ago that I was using an antenna because cable wasn't run to where I live yet. I ended up getting DirecTV first but switched when Cable finally came around because I wanted fast internet too.

Neezar 01-27-2009 02:03 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by TexasRN
I'm a great slacker. But when threatened with no tv or something really, truly important like that I git R done. :laugh:


~Amy

No, TV? :scared0011: I'm calling DirecTV to make sure I am ready. Ours is fairly new and I really had just ass-u-me'd :ninja: but knowing my luck.....

:laugh:

TexasRN 01-27-2009 02:07 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Neezar
No, TV? :scared0011: I'm calling DirecTV to make sure I am ready. Ours is fairly new and I really had just ass-u-me'd :ninja: but knowing my luck.....

:laugh:

If you have DirecTV you're fine. Our local channels have been doing tests like once every week 3 times a day to help people know to check all their tvs in all of their rooms to make sure they work during the switch. Houston is ready. We take tv very seriously here. I think maybe it has something to do with Houston being one of the fattest cities in America. :unsure-1:


~Amy


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