Comments on: CES: Little appetite for delay of DTV deadline http://blogs.reuters.com/mediafile/2009/01/10/ces-little-appetite-for-delay-of-dtv-deadline/ Where media and technology meet Wed, 16 Nov 2016 08:48:25 +0000 hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=4.2.5 By: T Partier http://blogs.reuters.com/mediafile/2009/01/10/ces-little-appetite-for-delay-of-dtv-deadline/#comment-355263 Sat, 10 Jan 2009 10:12:42 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/mediafile/?p=13909#comment-355263 This fiasco represents yet another defrauding of the American public by its government, which spent less than 10% of the funds generated by its auction of OUR analog RF spectrum to run this program – never mind the previously collected billions from the initial auction for the spectrum used by digital.

It seems also that the requirements to successfully implement digital in many locations has been grossly understated. Kind of an non-lethal version of the balderdash that got us into Iraq. This government just didn’t know when to stop lying.

I am a technologist who would love to see the transition – but not yet. To make the change in February would amount to ripping off millions of Americans and be a further reflection of class warfare. Gotta ask yourself, why should ANY AMERICAN have to shell out even a single DIME for this? I would not be surprised if making the switch in February led to violent protests in many locations as many people who recently lost cable service owing to the economics of recently lost jobs feel like they are being picked on – one of their few resources for information and entertainment being taken away from them.

You’d have to be morally bankrupt to think it ok to proceed while leaving many who have lost local radio programming owing to media consolidation even more defenseless in times of emergency.

Indeed the public should be up in arms and demanding to know how Congress and the Bush administration managed to forget how to do math and squander funds that should have been used for this. Just another example of those having trampling on those without.

How many old Tv’s will end up in a mad rush to the landfill as a result of this, too – considering that many will be unable to afford to convert all of their TV.s to digital for some time to come.

Hello… we are in a deep recession…

selfish pigs…

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By: Ray http://blogs.reuters.com/mediafile/2009/01/10/ces-little-appetite-for-delay-of-dtv-deadline/#comment-355257 Sat, 10 Jan 2009 07:19:01 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/mediafile/?p=13909#comment-355257 Roll it out on schedule. You could wait years and still have problems.

The industry has spent billions to be on schedule all of which would be wasted because of people who are too dumb to convert.

The won’t go without Oprah or other mondless shows..they would quickly fix their rabbit ear TV’s

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