FCC HDTV Complaint

Demand HDTV programming at the FCC!

I would like to start a drive for all Members to go online to the FCC website and make a government complaint demanding that all Cable and Satelite providers in the USA be required to provide all programming in HD. Why should the public be foreced to pay for HD when it is the FCC that forced us all to buy HDTV's?

According to present statistics 75% of all residences now have at least one HDTV. In fact it was the FCC, a government agency, that has forced USA citizens to purchase HDTV's, and It is required that all Over the Air (OTA) providers transmit HD signals. So Why should cable and Satelite providers, be allowed to charge for HD Content? The citizens of the USA are being held hostage by a monopoly that was created by the Federal Government.
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  1. ummm what?

    nobody is forcing you to buy a hdtv. if you so preferred you can be using a 20 year old tube tv. to outright say that a hdtv instead of just a tv is an outright lie.

    i agree that cable and satelite shouldnt charge extra for HD content but realize that not all content is hd. quite alot of content older than the last few years is not.

    so yes and no... it shouldnt be extra but every channel doesnt need to be hd.
  2. The whole point is all Television stations are forced to transmit in HD. It is also the FCC that forced them to do this. So it seems natural to demand HD Programming from all Cable and Satelite providers. Yes not all older programing AND video is actually in HD. This problem has been created by the FCC, so they should step up to the plate. Even if the FCC can not officially legislate HD for Cable or satelite programming, it does fall under the Commerce Clause to force the issue.
  3. Actually, the only thing the FCC forces is all channels to be broadcast digitally (not necessarily in HD). If your TV does not have an HD Tuner (ATSC), then you could have opted to request an adapter certificate ($40 off of a $40 adapter) that would translate the digital (again, not HD) signal to an analog signal (compatible with your non-HD TV).

    By the way, this has nothing to do with Cable/Satellite companies (who broadcast in QAM).

    -Wolf sends
  4. thanks for the clarification wolf. i suppose this refers to the huge switch of local channels to a digital broadcast. i remember the rebate certificates now.

    seems like this post is just a complaint about getting ripped off by cable companies to me.

    what i think should happen is any new content which is filmed in HD should be broadcast in HD but any programs not filmed in HD should stay as is.
  5. I just tried ordering a new HD Antenna from newegg.

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=9SIA0MC08C1558

    Looked like a good deal and had a 5 egg approval rating. Sometimes they put stuff on sale for a limited time. At any rate my new Samsung LN40D550 I purchased from VANNS is working great. I plugged in a backup hard drive my daughter had some video saved on and it played a movie right off the hard drive. Every year TV'S get better. I thought I would try an ANTENNA. I still think I am right in my way of thinking. It does not mean you are necessarily incorrect. I call it like I see it. Thanks for your replies. These days it is unclear because everyone is using cable or satelite. So also demand HD programming for free. You may not get any, but I think it is a valid complaint.

    I will go back to watching my Korean movie on Crunchroll.

    Here are some of my Korean Shows I like to watch:

    Korean Video Series or Movies (Some Series Long-running)

    Chuno - Slave Hunters
    http://www.hulu.com/search?query=Chuno&st=0&fs=null

    Jewel in the Palace - Female Cook that becomes a Famous Physician
    http://www.hulu.com/search?query=Jewel+in+the+Palace&st=0&fs=null

    Dong Yi - Famous Consort/queen
    http://www.hulu.com/search?query=Dong+Yi&st=0&fs=null

    Famous King - Father was placed in a rice chest and died
    http://www.dramafever.com/drama/18/1/Yi_San/?ap=1

    Jumong - Famous king from Puyo (North Korea/China)
    http://www.hulu.com/search?query=Jumong&st=1&fs=null

    Kingdom of the Wind - Descendents of Jumong
    http://www.dramafever.com/drama/29/1/The_Kingdom_of_the_Wind/?ap=1

    Return of Iljimae Korean Robin Hood From Manga and Legend (2 versions)
    http://www.dramafever.com/drama/46/1/The_Return_of_Iljimae/?ap=1

    Tamra the Island
    An Englishman stranded on southern Korean Island 1600's
    http://www.dramafever.com/drama/612/1/Tamra%2C_The_Island/?ap=1

    The Moon Embraces the Sun - Korean Shamanism or black magic
    http://www.dramafever.com/drama/4091/1/The_Moon_That_Embraces_the_Sun/?ap=1

    Tree with Deep Roots
    King that crated the Korean Phonetic Alphabet
    http://www.hulu.com/tree-with-deep-roots

    Warrior Baek Dong-soo - Sword Fighting - Assasins guild
    http://www.hulu.com/warrior-baek-dong-soo?c=Drama/Korean-Drama

    Jejongwon - A Butcher(Lowest Korean Class) becomes the Head Doctor
    Establishment of the first Korean Western style Hospital
    http://www.hulu.com/jejoongwon?c=Drama/Korean-Drama

    The Duo - Carsican Brothers Korean style
    Switched at Birth RICH/POOR Carsican Brothers Korea style
    http://www.hulu.com/the-duo?c=Drama/Korean-Drama

    Emperor of the sea - Ship Building sword fighting
    http://www.hulu.com/emperor-of-the-sea?c=Drama/Korean-Drama

    Chilwoo Almighty - Chosun Era film
    Dont beat the drum!
    http://www.hulu.com/chilwoo-almighty?c=Drama/Korean-Drama

    Gye Baek - Warrior King (3 kingdoms) (Beakjea)
    http://www.hulu.com/gyebaek

    Kimchi Family - Modern-day drama Kimchi restraunt family
    http://www.hulu.com/kimchi-family

    The Great Queen Seon deok
    Queen from Silla -- Built famous observatory
    http://www.hulu.com/the-great-queen-seondeok

    The Divine Weapon (2008) Weapon designed to repel Chinese Invasion
    Movie - Development of rocket propelled spear weapon
    http://www.mysoju.com/korean-movie/the-divine-weapon/

    Women who disguised themselves as men:
    Painter of the Wind - Painter Film
    http://www.hulu.com/the-painter-of-the-wind

    Skugkyunkwan Scandal
    Scholar's Acadamy with Diplomatic Immunity
    http://www.hulu.com/sungkyunkwan-scandal

    Kim Soo-roo
    Korean Iron Sword Making - Iron Producers
    http://www.viki.com/channels/1116-kim-sooro/videos/10053/1

    Female Police Officer (Crouching Tiger Hidden Dragon style)
    Damo means Female in charge of Kitchen or restraunt owner
    However, for a Police station it means a bit more.
    http://www.hulu.com/damo

    King Gwanggaeto the Great
    Watched part of: can't find good site
    http://www.mysoju.com/korean-drama/king-gwanggaeto-the-great/

    Never watched
    King Geunchogo Alternate version of King Jumong's Decendents
    Starts with Susonno, Jumong's Wife (Queen) after his death
    http://www.dramafever.com/drama/3861/1/King_Geunchogo/?ap=1
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