Digital TV Transition Moved to 2009

What's wrong with this country? What, a digital TV isn't good enough for you? DIsappointing, that's what you are. Now it looks like the 2006 cutoff date for broadcasters to finally shut off their analog signals and only broadcast digital (hopefully high definition) has been delayed. Actually, the law says "either December 31, 2006 or when 85 percent of the television audience can receive digital, whichever comes later." So, thanks a bunch. Enjoy that tube TV from 1985 you're watching.

Ok, so it hasn't quite been the revolution the HDTV originators expected. U.S. Senate Commerce Committee Chairman Ted Stevens today named 2009 the big year and hopes three Christmas buying seasons will give you slackers enough time to get up to speed. Now get on the ball, will you?

US Senate Commerce boss backs 2009 digital TV move [Reuters]