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America's transition to digital TV, has been delayed.

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The Senate passed a bill on Monday to delay the nationwide switch to digital TV signals, giving consumers nearly four more months to prepare. The transition date would move to June 12 from February 17 under the bill that was fueled by worries that viewers are not technically ready for the congressionally-mandated switch-over. It also would allow consumers with expired coupons, available from the government to offset the cost of a $40 converter box, to request new coupons. The government ran out of coupons earlier this month, and about 2.5 million Americans are on a waiting list for them. Senate Commerce Chairman John Rockefeller said delaying the TV switch is the right thing to do because the United States is not yet ready to make the transition. "The Senate acted responsibly to give the Obama administration time to attempt to bring order to a mismanaged process," the West Virginia Democrat said in a statement. Many lawmakers worry that an estimated 20 million mostly poor, elderly and rural households are not ready for the switch, which requires owners of older television sets receiving over-the-air signals to buy a converter box or subscribe to cable or satellite TV. Broadcasters are moving from analog to digital signals to give public safety officials more spectrum, especially useful for emergencies, and to improve viewing quality. Momentum had been building for a delay since President Barack Obama backed it earlier this month. The digital TV bill also would extend the licenses of AT&T Inc and Verizon Communications, which are waiting for the airwaves to be vacated when all TVs convert. The companies, which paid $16 billion for the public airwaves in an auction last year, would get 116 extra days on their licenses under the proposed legislation. CTIA, the wireless trade association, has said a delay could hurt confidence in the FCC's spectrum auctions. (Reporting by Kim Dixon, Editing by Toni Reinhold and Carol Bishopric)


Now I know that most stations have already switched, but there are some haven't, and I want them to damn it! Why can't rural people go to Wal-mart and get a converter box? Also does England have digital tv? Always wondered that...
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You know there are a lot of people that still use the aerials to get tv. The same thing with internet and dial up.

The US is a very large place, and it takes a long time to upgrade everyone together. Think about all those farmers out there, how will they be able to see barack deliver addresses?
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America's transition to digital TV, has been delayed.



Now I know that most stations have already switched, but there are some haven't, and I want them to damn it! Why can't rural people go to Wal-mart and get a converter box? Also does England have digital tv? Always wondered that...

Fuck that. It wont work anyways. If you live someplace where your TV reception is a little fuzzy the digital isn't going to work any ways.
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Fuck that. It wont work anyways. If you live someplace where your TV reception is a little fuzzy the digital isn't going to work any ways.


Well I don't really care about the people in rural ares, I'm a selfish person with selfish needs.
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Fuck that. It wont work anyways. If you live someplace where your TV reception is a little fuzzy the digital isn't going to work any ways.

Wrong. If your reception is bad, then it won't work. If your reception is a little fuzzy, it works fine. I used to have pretty bad signal, and we got a digital set top box and it works great.
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Wrong. If your reception is bad, then it won't work. If your reception is a little fuzzy, it works fine. I used to have pretty bad signal, and we got a digital set top box and it works great.

My reception is bad then. But when I hook up the digital converter all the fuzz goes away. The screen is pure black.
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sweet, im gonna get to watch more jepoardy.

i only get cbs and abc, so i only watch lost and jepoardy. it really wouldnt be worth it to get a converter box for just two channels. so whoopty doo for me.
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Does England have digital TV?!

Noo dude, we all live in dark-age style caves with monks

There is a big cable company in the uk which provide digital TV, virgin media, I work for them so I have to say they're good...
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Can I get some of that too?
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America's transition to digital TV, has been delayed.



Now I know that most stations have already switched, but there are some haven't, and I want them to damn it! Why can't rural people go to Wal-mart and get a converter box? Also does England have digital tv? Always wondered that...


yes,yes we do have digital tv
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Does England have digital TV?!

Noo dude, we all live in dark-age style caves with monks

There is a big cable company in the uk which provide digital TV, virgin media, I work for them so I have to say they're good...


I don't, so I can say they are crap!..ish... at times...
#22
Comcast already owns my soul, so I'm set. However, I still lost G4 and Cartoon Network. I have the converter box but have yet to install it.