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Ready or not, digital is here to stay

Today is the big day for Americans still clinging to analog TVs and rabbit ears. For those folks that haven't already picked up a DTV converter box to translate the new digital signals, their TVs will now be relegated to useless lumps of plastic, metal, and glass.

The switch to DTV was supposed to take place on February 17, but Congress passed legislation to delay the switch until June 12 under the guidance of President Obama. The delay also gave the government additional time to disperse an additional $650 million USD in DTV coupons to Americans who still hadn't purchased a converter box.

Despite the extra time afforded to Americans to prepare for the DTV switch, additional funds for DTV coupons, and free assistance provided to setup converter boxes, the New York Times reported that roughly 2 million households will still be unprepared for today's switchover.

For those using cable, satellite, or digital TVs with an antenna, you have nothing to worry about -- your TV programming will be unaffected.

For more information on the DTV switch, you can check out the official website here.



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By ThePooBurner on 6/12/2009 6:22:22 PM , Rating: 3
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under the guidance of President Obama.

You mean the direct interference, command, totalitarian dictation, cost tax payers millions, cost businesses even more millions, screw everything up, socialistic spread the wealth and cater to the lazy worthless dregs of society that are to stupid to understand the bombardment of commercials about the switch, know nothing about technology at all but pretends to, imbecility of Obama?

Yes. I'm sure that's what you meant to say. "Guidance." BAH!




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