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The real "HD-Era" begins Feb. 17th, 2009

Vladimir Cole

Just in time for the Microsoft Xbox 720, Sony PlayStation 4, and Nintendo ON comes this announcement from the White House: Bush just signed into law a bill that mandates the end of analog broadcasts. By February 17th, 2009, all TV broadcasts must be digital.

Though digital signals can be broadcast in any resolution (including non-HD resolutions), this announcement has the potential to spur the sort of rejuvenating modernization that will ultimately mean widespread adoption of HD-capable television sets.

The government often lets "deadlines" like this slide, but if they hold fast then perhaps we'll finally be able to write a blog entry here on Joystiq without some nutty neo-Luddite flaming us for pushing HD when his black-and-white 14"-inch works just fine, thank you very much.

[Via HDBeat]

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