[Ffmpeg-devel] [ bug ] converting png to dv gives solid black
Wed Mar 15 00:01:47 CET 2006
Mike Melanson wrote:
> Steve Lhomme wrote:
>> IIRC analog broadcasting will stop in the USA in 2012 (or something
>> like that).
> I thought the date was sooner than that.
Yes, it is.
> But it doesn't matter because the date keeps getting pushed back.
It was supposed to happen when at least 85% of the people had HDTV tuners.
But not any more. Congress recently passed a bill fixing the date at sometime
in early 2009 (February,March,April, I don't recall what they finally agreed
> Wouldn't you know, those
> darn consumers just don't care about adopting better TV technologies (I
> count myself among their ranks).
Yeah, we darn consumers taking our time to upgrade are the reason Congress
decided to put a hard deadline. They want the billions of dollars they think
they're gonna get by auctioning the freed-up frequencies of analog broadcasting.
What bugs me is that even if they get the billions of dollars, you _know_ who
will be paying those billions in the end. Yep, all us consumers. Plus if
you depend on over-the-air broadcasts for your TV, as a lot of poorer people do,
you'll be forced to buy an HDTV tuner. I can't wait to hear the reactions
when millions of people's TV sets suddenly stop working. (of course if you're
on a cable or satellite system you won't notice)
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