A trio from my favorite political party has proposed a new bill requiring analog-only TVs to carry a label warning buyers-to-be that they're about to spring for soon-to-be obsolete boxes. The sticker would tell prospective suckers buyers that the "TV has only an analog broadcast tuner and will require a converter box after Feb. 17, 2009, to receive over-the-air broadcasts."

If you weren't aware, after that date all TV broadcast signals will be solely digital. If you were looking for an excuse to dump your old set and get a 60-inch plasma, now you can just say the government made you.


New bill proposes analog TV warning [Ars Technica]

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