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As the countdown to digital television neared the one-month mark on Friday, President-elect Barack Obama urged Congress to pass a bill delaying the transition by three months.
Lawmakers are weighing whether to push back the scheduled Feb. 17 transition because of delays in a government subsidy program and concern about the millions of TV viewers who have yet to upgrade their TV sets to receive digital signals.
This year broadcasters will celebrate interactive TV in public, using words like "convenience" and "empowerment". AOL TV is rolling out with the TiVo personal video recorder (PVR), that helps viewers find and save programs they might like. Microsoft is launching its own PVR called Ultimate TV, claiming "It puts you in control!". But while you may be sold on home shopping and chat, broadcasters have been selling advertisers their new power to monitor everything you do with your remote.
Originally posted by 5thElement
I hardly ever say things like this but I will make exception in this very special case...
SCREW people, they KNEW this was coming for many years, they can buy them for as low as $40 online, if you could not put aside $50 over the last 5 years no delay in this world can help you