A box for your box

Analog-only television sets may soon be required to carry a new warning label if a new bill passes the House of Representatives, but it won’t be to warn about violent, adult, or controversial TV content. US Representatives Joe Barton (R-Texas), Dennis Hastert (R-Illinois), and Fred Upton (R-Michigan) are proposing a bill that will require any remaining analog TV sets to come with a warning label indicating that it will need a converter box come February 2009. “This TV has only analog broadcast tuner and will require a converter box after Feb. 17, 2009, to receive over-the-air broadcasts,” the label would read. This is, of course, in reference to the legislation saying that television broadcasters will be required to stop broadcasting analog signal and go digital-only by early 2009.

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