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Old 01-27-2009, 12:53 PM
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Default 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.
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