Originally Posted by samsurd2
[RANT]It's a joke to think that a government that's bought and paid for by big business (regardless of political party) would actually give a rat's a$$ about minutiae like whether s-video connections become extinct. There's no return on investment. It's also a joke to think, given the sad condition of the economy (unemployment, national debt, etc.) and the seeming inability of the government (again, regardless of political party) to solve these problems for which it is somewhat responsible along with big businesses, that anyone would want the government to devote any time or tax payer's dollars to something so absolutely unimportant.[/RANT] Now back to our regular programming.
The last article i read concerning analog outputs and the Gov't.(FCC)was a few mos. ago.The writer of that article believes that the FCC,(which has authority over outputs on Sat./Cable boxes)won't allow the analog outputs to be removed from those devices.He went on to list a few reasons why but i can't remember what they were
IIRC the reasons centered around public safety concerns.
The FCC has ruled that analog outputs may be temporarily disabled for 1st. run movies on VOD & PPV.
Has anyone heard of s-video or other analog outputs being removed from Sat./Cable boxes yet?? If it does happen,then it will come from a formal FCC ruling which will probably be made public on the news.Many/most/all
Gov't rulings are made public that way. Since the vast majority of people in the US have either Sat. or Cable(even the boys and girls who report the news)it will affect sooo many people that i think it will have to be reported. G.