People who have not gotten their TV sets ready for the changeover to digital signals could earn a four-month reprieve under a bill making its way through Congress.
The Senate voted Monday to delay until June 12 the deadline for the changeover from analog to digital television broadcasting. People still getting their pictures through old-fashioned antennas otherwise would face a Feb. 17 cutoff.
I am one of those people who have a digital TV set, but whereas I could easily watch analog TV in this area, the digital signal keeps breaking up.
The idea may have sounded good, but is failing in implementation. The real result of this change is to force everyone to subscribe to cable TV.