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Monday, November 12, 2007

Will This Push Back The Digital TV Conversion Date Again?

Feb. 18, 2009, is the day the analog TV signals are supposed to die in the U.S. Digital TV will take over the airwaves as the FCC mandates that over the air TV stations give back their analog frequenies.

That date has been pushed back several times over the years to allow broadcasters to upgrade their equipment, manufacturers to make more affordable digital TV and consumers to buy a new TV or at least get a soon-to-be-released converter box.

But here's a hiccup. The Bush administration official in charge of this transition is resigning. Oops. Wonder what's up other than he probably wants to "spend more time with his family."

Note to W: I haven't got much to do these next two years. I'll oversee the process. I await your call.



  • Thanks for helping clear up the product blog confusion regarding the transition to Digital TV. I have more than 6 analog TVs. It looks like I will have to purchase 6 converter boxes... otherwise my community landfill will receive a truck load of old TVs.

    By Blogger Cheryl's Office, at 9:13 PM  

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