Black People : The Digital TV Transition - February, 2009

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  1. Destee

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    Peace and Blessings Family,

    I've been seeing these commercials, and am wondering, what's really going on?

    Why this massive move, requiring everyone to go from where they are, to this new place?

    I don't know anything about this, but it surely looks suspicious to me.

    Is it just me yall ... :)

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    The Transition to Digital TV

    TV stations serving all markets in the United States are airing digital television programming today, although most will continue to provide analog programming through February 17, 2009. At that point, full-power TV stations will cease broadcasting on their current analog channels, and the spectrum they use for analog broadcasting will be reclaimed and put to other uses.

    The Commission's digital tuner rule specifies that as of March 1, 2007, all new TVs must include digital tuners. This rule prohibits the manufacture, import, or interstate shipment of any device containing an analog tuner, unless it also contains a digital tuner. Despite this prohibition on manufacture and shipment, retailers may continue to sell analog-only devices from existing inventory. As a result, at the point of sale, many consumers may not be aware that this equipment will not be able to receive over-the-air-television signals after February 17, 2009.

    To address this issue, the FCC has adopted a rule requiring sellers to display the following text if they are selling TV equipment with only an analog broadcast tuner:

    CONSUMER ALERT

    This television receiver has only an analog broadcast tuner and will require a converter box after February 17, 2009, to receive over-the-air broadcasts with an antenna because of the Nation's transition to digital broadcasting. Analog-only TVs should continue to work as before with cable and satellite TV services, gaming consoles, VCRs, DVD players, and similar products. For more information, call the Federal Communications Commission at 1-888-225-5322 (TTY: 1-888-835-5322) or visit the Commission's digital television website at: www.DTV.gov.
     
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    Okay Family ... so you all don't think there is anything up with this?

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    well most media is about control

    like phones, computer, credit cards

    and somebody will make EVEN more money (you know some cracka)

    with this change

    i don't think this is outside all the other stuff that's under control in amerikkka

    so don't worry it brings all of us together under big brother control

    you know in the digital age

    something like when you go to pay for a certain thing but they DON'T take cash

    they WANT you to produce a credit card

    so if you want to watch you must be compliant :qqb022:
     
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