As I mentioned in my Digital Daze Ahead blog post recently, analog television broadcasts will cease on February 17th, 2009. And sure enough, it seems that many people are still unsure about whether they’ll need a digital converter box to continue receiving their favorite shows. The government, cable companies, & many merchants have plenty of helpful advice available on the Web, but much of that info is still biased towards selling new televisions. And opportunistic retailers are milking the public’s confusion for all it’s worth to rack up massive profits on truckloads of needless new TV sales during the holidays.
Here’s a hilarious video that perfectly captures the confusion surrounding the forthcoming switch to digital television broadcasts. Like Clems says, it’s funny ’cuz it’s true!