[mythtv-users] The end of analog - Digital Converter Vaporware?

Chris Pinkham cpinkham at bc2va.org
Thu Jan 24 20:33:16 UTC 2008

* On Thu Jan 24, 2008 at 12:15:30PM -0700, Brian Wood wrote:
> Chris Pinkham wrote:
> > I like to think of it as the government giving back some of the money
> > they're making off the auction of the soon to be unused frequency range.
> The purpose of all this was not to make money for the government. It was 
> to "enhance public safety". My government told me that.

You have to think like a politician.  They are enhancing public safety by
auctioning off the airwaves to the highest bidder(s?).  If they let just
anyone use them for whatever they wanted then think of all the people
whose feelings would be hurt by all the free speech going out over them.

Think "Pump Up The Volume" except with video since there are millions and
millions of analog TVs out there that would be waiting to receive some
kind of signal. :)

Chris "Everybody Knows" Pinkham

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