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