Originally Posted by GoIrish
Guys, I read the article prior to my post. My point was that the cable imdustry, at least as far as my knowledge and reading knew, had not requested this specific ability. Certainly not for the purpose being extrapolated through the chain of concerns in the post.
|I know congress never makes a mistake, but maybe the broadcasters spin in the article isn't entirely accurate, the article itself is not accurate or, congress is acting in a fashion not consistent with cable lobbying.|
|Everything I had read up to this point related specifically to analog conversion for the express reasons I stated. That's why I sought additional sources for this being requested by the cable industry as was inferred in the posts leading up to this point.|
As much as you may be right that the 'cable industry' hasn't specifically asked for the ability to downres local DTV/HDTV, it does not seem too far out of line with many of the cableco's existing policy of downresing HD. It's common knowledge that Cox, Insight, and Adelphia, among other cable providers, have consistently downresed HD.
I guess the bottom line is, why would it be included in a Senate bill unless someone wanted it? As you say, it could always be some kind of mistake, but doesn't that seem a little unlikely?