Comments on: Obama greenlights analog TV for another season http://blogs.reuters.com/mediafile/2009/01/09/obama-greenlights-analog-tv-for-another-season/ Where media and technology meet Wed, 16 Nov 2016 08:48:25 +0000 hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=4.2.5 By: Bryan http://blogs.reuters.com/mediafile/2009/01/09/obama-greenlights-analog-tv-for-another-season/#comment-355256 Sat, 10 Jan 2009 07:02:10 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/mediafile/?p=13859#comment-355256 Perhaps the whole country shouldn’t do it all at once. I can understand people not wanting to have to get on their rooftops in the middle of winter in New Enland to install a better antenna, but 4 months from February is June. Here in Texas it’s rather hot in June. Why not phase in digital TV by region?

There does not seem to be any shortage of the converters in stores. There are shelves of them at my local Best Buy and Circuit City. The main problem seems to be getting the $40 coupons. Congress should just authorize some more funding. Considering the $20 billion the federal treasury is getting from auctioning off the spectrum currently used by VHF TV stations, another several hundred million dollars for more coupons doesn’t seem unreasonable.

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