[opendtv] Re: NTSC TVs still for sale at Best Buy

  • From: "Cliff Benham" <flyback1@xxxxxxxxxxx>
  • To: <opendtv@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Fri, 02 Mar 2007 18:05:35 -0500

>-----Original Message-----
>From: opendtv-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
>[mailto:opendtv-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx]On Behalf Of Stephen W. Long
>Sent: Friday, March 02, 2007 5:40 PM
>To: opendtv@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
>Subject: [opendtv] NTSC TVs still for sale at Best Buy
>I visited my local Best Buy today and found many LCD TVs for sale that only
>have NTSC receive capabilities.
>For my edification, would the experts on this list outline the EXACT rules
>for TVs sold in America, starting yesterday, 1 March 2007.
>Stephen Long

I think this applies to sets manufactured on or after March 01, 2007, not
in inventory and in the warehouse.

Here is an OpenDTV posting from 02/28/07:

Manfredi, Albert E wrote:
> Analog TV nears sign off as DTV mandate approaches
> George Leopold
> (02/27/2007 4:27 PM EST)
> URL: http://www.eetimes.com/showArticle.jhtml?articleID=197009202
> WASHINGTON - U.S. retailers will be taking analog TVs off their shelves
> at midnight Wednesday (Feb. 28) when a government mandate takes effect
> requiring all TVs sold in the U.S. to include a digital TV tuner.
Nonsense.  The mandate does not affect any TVs already in stores.


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