Analog T.V Signals

Posted: 2/08/2007 by Floyd in Labels: ,
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This is an article I picked up over at DSS from Bob the tech on sky report;
From SkyReportLove it or hate it, as of today all analog television signals will go black on Feb. 17, 2009 as part of a federal mandate signed by the president a year ago tomorrow. But if a certain advocacy group gets its way - the digital transition could come to a screeching halt later this year.As has been widely reported, the digital transition date is when every full-power television station in the country will be required to stop their analog transmissions impacting millions of Americans without the technology to receive the new all-digital signal. Consumers without a pay-TV subscription from satellite, cable or telco will be forced to buy new TVs with digital tuners or get a converter box to see images on their old sets.But Public Citizen, a nonprofit consumer-advocacy group in D.C., is trying to get the courts to strike down the law that requires the signals to be shut off. Earmarked to the Deficit Reduction Act of 2005, Public Citizen contends that the analog cutoff is unconstitutional because it was included in the law that was enacted unconstitutionally. (Article 1, Section 7, Clause 2 of the U.S. Constitution requires the House and Senate to pass identical bills - apparently the DRA had two versions.)It should be noted that legal attacks on the Act have been fought in courtrooms on four previous attempts. All, according to Public Citizen, have been unsuccessful.
DSS Tester (the revolution will not be televised)

4 comments:

  1. fc says:

    Hey bud... Hope all is OK with you...

    Will check back by later...

    Regards
    - fc

  1. Floyd says:

    hey thanks for stopping by my friend been a little busy over at DSS Tester.

  1. Octavian says:

    Forcing people to convert to digital doesn't seem that ethical to me. I'm not aware of any adverse impact that analog has on the environment. This seems like an easy business ploy. More proof of who owns our government.

  1. Floyd says:

    Hey you know who owns our government,,thanks for dropping by and commenting I have been super busy lately and trying to get back in the swing of things.
    Just another ploy that will end up costing people a lot of money for nothing, I mean some people in America don't have money for all this.