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Old 09.01.2006, 13:21
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Re: Hd Tv

Hmmm...

This sounds very similar to the US's proposal to go all-digital by Feb. 17, 2008. Also, note that its not like we have any choice. Its a compulsary switch and any analog UHF/VHF signalling with be shutdown, and your brand new bling LCD will be a piece of trash without a HD tuner box or a built-in one.

Basically, from what I understand, freeing up the analog spectrum is quite lucrative to the government. The auctioning of the analog TV frequency bandwidth to private companies is expected to fetch over $7-8 billion apparently. Out of this, they even plan to give $40 to each US trashTV owner so they can buy a new digital set top box or HDTV! The senate already passed a $1.5 billion bill to expend money to people this way.

I guess the rest of $5-6b will be used to reduce debt or make another war.
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