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

Brian Wood beww at beww.org
Thu Jan 24 20:36:20 UTC 2008

Chris Pinkham wrote:
> * 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. :)

So, the government makes out, the manufacturers make out, the retailers 
make out, seems everybody makes out.

Oh yeah, except the consumers, who get screwed, again.


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