FCC Chairman Michael Powell's 1st Press Conf...

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  1. Doug M

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    And I am not encouraged.
    From an Industry Standard article posted on Yahoo News
    Damn It, I'm the FCC Chairman, Not a ...

    By Aaron Pressman
     
  2. Randy Boecker

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    Sounds like a wimpy position to me. I agree the FCC should take a predominant role in dictating (that's right, I said DICTATING) when the switchover should take place. If there's no hard and set date, then no one is going to really take it seriously. Why do so many people think HDTV is just a fad? It's the next logical step, for crying out loud!!
    They thought color television was a fad
    They thought FM radio was a fad
    They thought CD's were a fad
    They thought DVD's were a fad
    They thought 8-track tapes were a fad (ok, so they were a fad)
    It just chaps my hide that it seems that those who can effect the fastest and biggest change are the ones that won't take a stand on this issue. How about a forum-wide petition to Mr. Powell? At least he'd know there are those of us out there just chomping at the bit for this changeover to take place, and looking to him to make it happen.
     
  3. orestes

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    Just blame it all in the Florida election results. Republicans are always in favor of less government whereas Democrats are always in favor of more government control. It would have been great to have a Democrat President just to push this technology further along. Now we all have to wait 4 more years to see if a Democratic President gets elected. BTW, I did not vote for Bush, but I don't leave in Florida.
    Just my $0.02.
    Sincerely,
    orestes.
     
  4. Chris Lock

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    I thought we didn't discuss politics here.
     
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    I don't think it would make a difference who's in the White House, after all, the Dems had it for the last 8 years and progress couldn't have been much slower!!!
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    No politics discussed on HTF!
     

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