Congress Urged To Postpone Nation’s Switch To Digital TV

By | January 8, 2009

In a letter sent last night to President Bush, President-elect Barack Obama, House Commerce Committee Chairman Henry A. Waxman (D-Calif.) and Senate Commerce Committee Chairman John D. Rockefeller (D-W.Va.), the consumer advocacy group said Congress should push back the transition “until a plan is in place to minimize the number of consumers who will lose TV signals.”

The request comes two days after the federal government said it has run out of money to provide coupons to help offset the cost of converter boxes. Analog television sets that rely on “rabbit ear” or rooftop antennas to receive broadcasts will need a converter box to get a picture after Feb. 17, when all full-powered television stations will stop airing analog signals and move to digital-only broadcasts. …

via Congress Urged To Postpone Nation’s Switch To Digital TV – washingtonpost.com.

This change will make my little hand held LCD TV worthless.

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