Sunday, January 11, 2009

The entire USA will start receiving digital TV next month ... maybe.

I remember being in Kindergarten in 1968 and being told we had to start learning the metric system because the entire United States was going to "go metric" within 10 years.

Well, we got the Metric Conversion Act of 1975, but we didn't get complete conversion.

Now that it's time to make the switch to digital TV; some folks are a little outside their comfort zone, but say they want to delay because of the "most vulnerable Americans".

We are supposed to switch over by Feb. 17, according to www.dtv.gov, which has this blurb:

On February 17, 2009 all full-power broadcast television stations in the United States will stop broadcasting on analog airwaves and begin broadcasting only in digital. Digital broadcasting will allow stations to offer improved picture and sound quality and additional channels.

Sounds to me like we are still miles away ... which is 1.609344 times further away in kilometers.

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