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NAB to the CEA: Where are the converter boxes?

Ben Drawbaugh

The members of the National Association of Broadcasters have spend some big bucks -- mostly against their will -- to upgrade their transmission equipment in preparation for the analog shutoff, and now that we are getting closer to the wire, the lack of ATSC-to-analog converter boxes available is starting to make them nervous. David Rehr of the NAB is concerned that if the tuners are not widely available on January 1st 2008, (when consumers can begin applying for those federal rebates) it will cause "significant consumer confusion" and "negatively impact the overall success of the transition." Even the above pictured tuner seems less available today then a few months ago, either way we agree it's about time LG and the rest start delivering on their promise.

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