Linked by weildish on Tue 6th Jan 2009 17:28 UTC
Editorial If you live in the United States, then it's almost certain you've heard about this big digital switch that public television is making due to a new US law. If you live outside of the US, I bet you've heard of it anyway since we like to let people know what we're up to. The big day that's coming up -- February 17th, 2009 -- that magical date when all television stations will historically abandon the infamous analog broadcasting for greener, digital pastures -- didn't strike fear into the hearts at my household. We rarely utilize the antenna, and then only two to four times a year for a special program. Nonetheless, we got our hands on one of those nifty coupons anyway and went out to purchase a digital converter for the sake of those few intrinsic public broadcats. Read on for the whole story.
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RE: Quibble
by RRepster on Wed 7th Jan 2009 18:43 UTC in reply to "Quibble"
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2008-06-18

The point is moot. Can you build yourself a radio and broadcast and recieve on it on a whim? No, therefore the so called claims that "public" owns the spectrum actually means the "state" owns it. A lot of our republic is just smoke and mirrors.

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