Latest Digital TV Transition Hiccup: Not Enough Converter Boxes

from the best-laid-plans dept

The transition from analog to digital TV has turned into a real mess, thanks to the bungled converter-box coupon program, but also because of the ham-fisted way in which the delay of the transition's been handled. Earlier in the week, it seemed things might be getting back on track as the coupons started flowing again, but today we come to find out that officials are now worried about a shortage of boxes. You'd think somebody might have looked into the supply situation earlier, but hey, apparently it didn't really matter as long as there weren't any coupons. Once again, this illustrates how poorly the government has managed this situation. The coupon plan has been flawed from the outset, and if the government was so concerned about the supply of boxes, it should have taken steps to ensure it would be sufficient long ago. Stay tuned for another delay...
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    Tgeigs, 27 Mar 2009 @ 2:44pm

    ELF wave effects on the spectrum

    We know the story behind the switch to DTV is partly improved quality, but mostly it frees up the electro-magnetic spectrum. Does anyone know the amount of the spectrum used by ELF waves that the Navy uses for comm equipment?

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