Happy Digital Birthday to me

I wrote about the switch to Digital TV here before. It’s the change that no one wanted.

Well, they did what everyone expected they would, extend the deadline from January 17, 2009 until June 12th. Never mind, Congress blocked it’s passage and we’re back to the original deadline. Question is, does it really matter? No, wait, they reversed them selves again and extended it to June!

Yep, my birthday. Please, there is no connection. Don’t blame me.

Our fickle congress has reversed it’s decision again, the postponement is back on again. Apparently, the first version of the bill required a 2/3 margin to pass the House. The Senate had approved it, but the House rejected it, so the the Senate re-wrote it in a way it could pass on a simple majority when it went back to the House.

No wonder people are confused by it all.

Posted in Rants, TV
5 comments on “Happy Digital Birthday to me
  1. Scott Leffler says:

    I have a feeling that the switch might be closer to your next birthday than this one, Al.

    Should I get you a converter for your birthday? 🙂

  2. Al Gritzmacher says:

    … or sooner than we think.

    I have two TVs. One has always been on Satellite or cable. The other already is DTV-capable. Most of the time, I watch movies on it while using it like a big PC monitor.

    Or listen to WECK’s web stream as I get up in the morning.

    I intend to pick up a converter, mostly out of curiosity. I wonder if they are better than the built-in tuner. Or if I want to use the tuner in my VCR. Yeah, I still have two VCRs. Just ‘cuz I use DVDs doesn’t mean all my VHS tapes are gone.

    I even got my $40 rebate card.

  3. M. Moretti says:

    I hear the June 12 digital conversion date is back on again. I have satellite, but I got the rebate card and picked up a box to go with the older TV just in case we ever need it.

    Seeing as this will be your “digital” birthday, how old do you plan on being – 0 or 1?

  4. Al Gritzmacher says:

    I plan on being #38 or 111000, or LVI.

  5. M. Moretti says:

    Hey, I understood the last one, “LVI”! And they say Latin is a dead language!

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