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Monday, December 19, 2005

Feb. 2009 Could Be End Of Analog TV

House lawmakers approved legislation early Monday that would complete the transition to all-digital television broadcasts by Feb. 17, 2009.

The measure also would allocate up to $1.5 billion to help consumers with older, analog TV sets purchase converter boxes so they would continue to get service in the digital era.

If this is true, it will be the end of a huge era in life for people born in the last half of the 20th century. What we have come to expect as "normal" will be gone, and something totally different (at least in some ways) will take it's place. Sounds like another institution I know of, although that one is finding the changeover much more difficult. Maybe the church needs a hard date too.


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