Wednesday, February 04, 2009

DTV delay passes House

Looks like the Mommy-crats managed to keep the DTV measure alive and now less than two weeks from the transition date, it will be pushed back.

I hope every broadcaster in the country flips Congress the bird and pulls the analog plug on the 17th. Plus who pays for the use of all those frequencies that have already been sold? I'm guessing us taxpayers... which of course is why the cost doesn't bother taxes, from what we've seen the past couple of weeks Democrats seem to think taxes are optional.

Anyway, check out the article here, I'm going to go kill some liberal bleeding-heart hobbits with my warg.

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Anonymous Anonymous said...

Now Uncle Ozzy, put down that weapon and pick up a pint. Understand that the people who actualy watch TV are already hooked up to cable or satelite - which menas that they don't have to worry about buying new TVs or converter boxes.
And the few that don't watch TV regularly don't give a crap. Heck, my 74 year old father has cable!
Instead of this being a bleeding heart liberal thing, this is an "Oh crap! This didn't work out how we expected it!" thing. We don't have hundreds of thousands of people fighting over DTVs in the stores, which is what we promised would happen. So let's hype it up even more and see if that gets a better response...

I don't know who's in bed with who on this. FCC, Congress, Japanese companies, retailers... I really don't know. But I know that I'm not sweating the "transition" because every one of the 4 TVs in my house have cable and are just fine.

I know that this is your industry and that you have a vested interest in it all. But, honestly, the average consumer doesn't give a crap. They don't have the money to buy a DTV right now. And this delay will push prices further down. Why spend $1200 today when I can spend $700 in four months?

10:38 PM  
Blogger Oz said...

The thing that gets my goat is that the government railed at retailers to have enough info regarding the transition which they bent over backwards to accommodate. Then after retailers, manufacturers and broadcasters put all of the effort into making sure everyone knew, the government changes it at the last minute. Why? Because people are lazy.

It's not about buying or selling a new tv, we've been getting pallets of cheap converter boxes. Now I'll be surprised if some enterprising individuals don't buy them by the cart load and sit on them for a couple of months because the manufacturers expected sales to only run into mid-February. In a couple of months you'll be able to double your money on eBay.

5:54 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Thanks for the tip - lol!

7:30 PM  

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