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New digital TV deadline: 2009

New digital TV deadline: 2009

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Molly Wood Former Executive Editor
Molly Wood was an executive editor at CNET, author of the Molly Rants blog, and host of the tech show, Always On. When she's not enraging fanboys of all stripes, she can be found offering tech opinions on CBS and elsewhere, and offering opinions on everything else to anyone who will listen.
Molly Wood
Congress that sets a new, 2009 deadline as the date when all American TVs must be able to receive a digital signal. The move will, among other things, free up much-needed radio spectrum for emergency broadcasts. Forced upgrades: generally bad. Emergency broadcasts: generally needed. Mixed bag, really.