So why do they keep pushing it back?

Aries

DTVUSA Member
#1
The date for the switchover was announced a long time ago, and we're still waiting for it to be global. It was originally February, and now it's been delayed to June 12th, and I can bet money that it will be delayed again.

Can't they just change the damn thing and get it over with?
 
#2
Because the government is doing this switchover and of course the government thinks stupid people are more valuable than smart people, and only the stupid want a delay. that's why.

I mean, they keep allowing warning labels put on products to replace their complete lack of common sense so what else is new? the government always thinks that the stupid are the pity cases they need to help out. if some 1% won't listen they make delays to all of us so they can include the whole 100%.
 

Boo-Ray

DTVUSA Member
#3
Because the government is doing this switchover and of course the government thinks stupid people are more valuable than smart people, and only the stupid want a delay. that's why.

I mean, they keep allowing warning labels put on products to replace their complete lack of common sense so what else is new? the government always thinks that the stupid are the pity cases they need to help out. if some 1% won't listen they make delays to all of us so they can include the whole 100%.
Get up on the wrong side of bed today?

The date for the switchover was announced a long time ago, and we're still waiting for it to be global. It was originally February, and now it's been delayed to June 12th, and I can bet money that it will be delayed again.

Can't they just change the damn thing and get it over with?
The original intent on postponing the transition was to allow more time for consumers to get ready for digital television.

The Obama transition had also felt that the Commerce Department would run out of money for coupons to subsidize digital TV converter boxes for consumers and it almost did. They started putting people on a waiting list back in January of 09.
 
#5
Actually it was delayed more than a few times. it was originally planned for 2001 and then 2006.

Looks like our new government is hard at work already. A scant few days into the new administration’s reign and they’re already rocking the boat. The Senate passed a bill today that would delay the analog to digital TV transition for another 4 months. This is rather comical because the first deadline for the change was sometime in 2001. Most people have forgotten about that one.
The DTV Transition was originally set to occur in December 31, 2006, then it was formally changed to occur on February 17, 2009, but was then further postponed last week by an act of Congress until June 12, 2009. However, as of today, President Obama has still not signed the June 12th date into law. With a week to go, if the President fails to sign the bill in time, then the February 17th date will have to remain in effect. For more details, check out the report from Multi-channel News.
 
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bicker

DTVUSA Member
#6
The December 31, 2006 date was never an actual deadline. (They never would have had the transition over a holiday period like that.) The transition date was actually not a specific date, but instead, at that time, was predicated on a certain percentage of homes already relying on digital service. December 31, 2006 was just the date when they would acknowledge that the deployment threshold approach for setting the date for the transition would not work, and it would be at that date when they would be (and were) forced to set a specific deadline date at that time. The February 17, 2009 date was the first deadline that was a specific date.
 
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