[mythtv-users] The end of analog - Digital Converter Vaporware?

Brian Wood beww at beww.org
Thu Jan 24 19:15:30 UTC 2008


Chris Pinkham wrote:
> * On Thu Jan 24, 2008 at 10:00:56AM -0500, Michael T. Dean wrote:
>> Yeah.  And that's the reason I have a problem with the coupons.  I would
>> guess that a large proportion of the people getting them/who will get
>> them are doing so only because it's "free money" from the government
>> (especially if there is a company making a $40 box--then it's completely
>> free).
> 
> I like to think of it as the government giving back some of the money
> they're making off the auction of the soon to be unused frequency range.

No no no.

The purpose of all this was not to make money for the government. It was 
to "enhance public safety". My government told me that.

Never mind that only about 2% of the spectrum freed up might be used for 
PS radios.

beww


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