Originally Posted by kenglish
We thought, "All broadcasters are sitting on top of the biggest consumer-interest story in history, and we can't get the newsrooms of America interested in even mentioning it!" What would your local Consumer Reporter, or Investigative Team, say if, perhaps, someone said their new lawnmower was designed to quit working in 105 weeks? Or, their new microwave oven had a "timer" on it's tube, set to stop working in two more years? Or, their new car would require an engine swapout in early 2009?
That is a little extreme, isn't it? With the majority of people getting their broadcasts from 3rd parties(cable & sat), they won't lose anything. And, their 1990 TV's will still work just fine. Now, if these providers were also going to require an ATSC receiver in 741 days, that would be something
. But they aren't.
And, I really don't buy the idea that the low income people will be hurt that much. From what I've seen, many of these people would spend money on cable & sat and a big TV, before
they would spend money on food!
They have their priorities!
And, HD must not be that big of a deal, the podunk cableco up here, doesn't offer even 1 HD channel!
Let'um sue! I wouldn't be surprised to see LCG backing them!
LCG Meeting: Let's see guys, $5,000,000 for another year at 6%...Yea, the delay is ok with me...