In the wake of the digital TV transition that happened earlier this month, Lifehacker has posited upon us a cool roundup of DIY projects that make use of all those abandoned TVs. [Lifehacker]
Because there are 1.4 million households on the underfunded digital converter voucher waiting list, the Senate is finalizing a proposal to delay the DTV switchover to June 12th—a bill that's expected to pass unanimously.
At the Panasonic's booth, Kevin Martin (right) watches the 'Cable PSA' DTV parody—the YouTube video that skewers how difficult the transition is for seniors—for two minutes without speaking.
As expected, the DTV coupon program has gone broke—blowing through their $1.34 billion budget well short of the February 17th transition date.
The government has been handing out $40 DTV converter coupons left and right—so many, in fact, that they may reach their $1.34-billion budget cap before the transition happens February 17th.
To be honest, I can't say that I am surprised to hear that the government has allocated $1.5 billion to inform 17 million citizens about the digital TV transition. After all, those uninformed few would undoubtedly take up arms if they missed out on sports broadcasts and NBC's Thursday lineup. However, I was a little…