DTV conversion: Dee-layed
I know I shouldn't be surprised that the government is actually going to delay the DTV conversion, but somehow I am. The Senate voted yesterday to push the switchover back to June 12 and the House is likely to follow pretty quickly.
And then they're going to throw another few billion at converter box coupons.
I find this foot-dragging so annoying. Congress gave people essentially 10 YEARS notice that this was coming.
If people made it through the last several years of PSA's and promos and still don't have cable, satellite or a converter box, I think they deserve what they get. If they find going without television too painful to bear, they can spend the $50 to buy a converter box with their own money (as opposed to buying it with my tax money).
I don't even know who's crying to Congress to change this. Is there some constituency that benefits by the delay?