[mythtv-users] Just got my two $40 DTV coupons
masterclc at gmail.com
Fri Mar 7 21:55:43 UTC 2008
On Fri, Mar 7, 2008 at 11:05 AM, Ronald Frazier <ron at ronfrazier.net> wrote:
> On Fri, Mar 7, 2008 at 12:43 PM, David Brodbeck <gull at gull.us> wrote:
> > I think, since they gave a huge gift to the TV manufacturers by
> > mandating that everyone comply with a mandatory cut-over date, that
> > they figured they had to slip some kind of kickback to consumers to
> > keep us happy.
> The thing was, there really was no intentional gift to them. There was
> zero need to buy a new tv for this. Yet there was this tremendous
> public misconception about the whole thing, in spite of the fact that
> all the articles I read and news reports I watching NEVER said you
> needed to buy a new TV. Most of the time they were quite explicit
> about the fact that it doesn't affect you if you use cable or
> satellite, and they were also quite clear about the coupons. The only
> place I ever heard the incorrect info was through word of mouth.
I wish I had it handy, but I know I've seen Comcast commercials
outright lie about the change in order to get more people to sign up.
No cable isn't affected, but they spread FUD about the other choices.
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