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    Default Digital TV standard for early 2009

    It's almost official: Starting Feb. 18, 2009, millions of televisions in American households will go black unless they're outfitted to receive all-digital broadcasts.

    The deadline became final on Wednesday as part of a broader spending bill that the U.S. Senate approved by an ultra-thin margin. Stuck in a deadlock over proposals involving Medicaid and drilling in the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge, the legislation earned approval only after Vice President Dick Cheney flew back from a Middle East trip to push the 50-50 vote over the edge. Credit and More Information: CNet News
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    the US is catching up

    australia's deadline is 1st january 2008 i believe, hopefully they'll put the spectrum to good use and bump up the bitrate of HD channels, and maybe even a proper vpg
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    Does this mean they will stop charging you monthly subscriptions to get HD

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    you're not supposed to get charged for HD unless its pay tv
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    I have Dish Network and they charge for ESPN,Discovery and others I cant think of do you think they will stop charging extra.As for the local channels around where I live none of them support HD yet

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    AFAIK there is no reason for them to stop charging extra, satellite is unaffected by the extra available 'bandwidth'.

    it really is a shame only 5 countries in the world have HD available to them, its the biggest FTA improvement since b&w to colour...
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    I figured as much thanks for taking the time to reply Anon

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    anytime, BR7

    ps congrats on the 200 posts!
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