Wednesday, May 7, 2008

How is the cable company screwing you now?

Yeah, so the cable companies are sending out letters telling customers that they have to upgrade to digital service and get a cable box because of the FCC digital transition.

Of course, this is a complete lie. In fact, the FCC states pretty clearly on their site that this is not the case:

Think of all your less technically savvy family members and friends receiving letters like this. Being told that they can't use their "cable ready" televisions anymore and instead are going to have to shell out another six or seven bucks to get cable boxes for every TV in their house. And they're going to blame the government.