Tuesday, January 27, 2009

DTV delay?

Looks like the switch from analog television broadcasts to digital will get a four-month delay—from Feb. 17 to June 12, according to the Associated Press

Following the Senate's unanimous approval of the extension Monday, the House of Representatives is expected to vote on it either Tuesday or Wednesday. 

The bill is supported by the Obama administration and Democratic lawmakers, who have said many Americans would not be ready in time for a February switch, as reported by the AP:

"The Nielsen Co. estimates that more than 6.5 million U.S. households that rely on analog sets to pick up over-the-air broadcast signals could see their TVs go dark next month if the shutdown is not postponed. People who subscribe to cable or satellite TV, or have a newer TV with a digital tuner, are not affected."

Are you ready for the switch?

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