DTV Conveter box coupons are now live! [Cross-posting to PLUG and SLLUG]

Dr. Scott S. Jones scott at fyrenice.com
Wed Jan 2 16:01:52 MST 2008


+++ Andrew Jorgensen [02/01/08 13:11 -0700]:
> On Jan 2, 2008 11:51 AM, Wade Preston Shearer <lists at wadeshearer.com> wrote:
> > Why is there a budget for this at all? Television is not a necessity.
> > It angers me that my tax dollars are being used to buy home theater
> > components for the masses. A coupon wasn't available a few years ago
> > when I purchased my HD tuner.
> 
> Because if there weren't my sister would be pissed in Feb 2009 when
> her TV stopped working and she had to spend $50-70 on a converter box
> or hundreds on a new TV.  It's bad enough that she'll have to spend
> $10-30 on the converter and may have to get a better antenna as well.
> Honestly it sucks and this just makes it suck a little less.

I am betting that more than a few folks, who would rather not pay for the
privilege of unlimited channels of every conceivable AV programming, by
anteing up for the converter or for buying cable or satellite service will 
use this as an excuse to finally turn off the box 'o rocks
and read a few books or do other stuff around the house, that the TV was
preventing them from doing before. 

TV is nice, it's soothing, and exciting, but it's really NOT essential for
survival or to one's personal welfare. Those who HAVE to have their fix from
TV should just pay for the privilege!

Scott



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