Friday, 09 January 2009

In Passing

HDTV Follies: The Final Countdown


Would this be called “putting a cat amongst the pigeons”?

Six weeks before the nation’s television stations are scheduled to convert to digital transmission, an aide to President-elect Barack Obama is asking Congress to consider a delay.

In the most significant sign to date of concern about the impending digital TV transition, the Obama transition team co-chairman John Podesta said the government funds to support the change are “woefully inadequate” and said that the digital switch date, Feb. 17, should be “reconsidered and extended.”
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Major broadcasters, including ABC and NBC, have signaled that they support a delay.
Hey Roberta, looks like you may have to keep that old drive running a bit longer!

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