Digital TV transition bill fails to pass in the House of Representatives

The United States House of Representatives did not pass a bill to delay the Digital TV Transition. It looked like a sure bet to pass. The bill needed two-thirds of the votes of the House under "special rules adopted for the vote," and reportedly, the vote was just 258 to 168 in favor of changing the date. As it stands, an estimated 6.5 million Americans are not yet prepared for the switch which is now back on track for February 17th. And the government program that issues coupons for the converters has run out of money. I'm not sure delaying it is going to make much of a difference. This has been publicized so much through ads on TV, Radio and the internet. And remember the stations and groups that put time and money into preparing for the switch