http://www.nytimes.com/2005/10/21/po...21digital.html http://money.cnn.com/2005/10/21/tech...gital_tv.reut/ Today, the Senate Commerce Committee voted 19 to three to approve legislation to enforce a complete conversion to digital television by April 7, 2009. Though the date is later than previous measures on the subject, it is a firm date; previous measures required a certain percentage of the households who watched TV over-the-air to be digital ready before the they would take effect. The current legislation has no such qualification. If the bill is approved by the Senate Budget Committee, it will move to the floor. Parallel legislation is expected to be considered in the House of Representatives soon.