Obama Officially Delays Analog Broadcast Shutdown to June 12

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Obama signed the piece of paper that officially delays the digital TV transition until June 12, even though many stations are turning off analog next week anyway (here's a list, thanks Ponies). [Broadcasting & Cable]

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I admit that I don't have much sympathy for people that are not ready for this. It's not a huge cost to simply buy a converter, coupon or not. Yeah, TV gives us the EBS, but you get civil defense sirens, too. I wish they'd just finish it already and not penalize people that have already made the switch by keeping the signals weak. Honestly, I'm not a hardass in real life, just with TV.