A Brief History of HDTV explains all (original author unknown):
- Broadcast Industry asks for bandwidth for HDTV
- FCC saysOK, we’ll set aside bandwidth for HDTV. What standards?
- Industry saysNo standards, pleaseand comes up with EIGHTEEN recommended formats for HDTV. I am not shitting you.
- FCC saysIsn’t 18 different standards a bit much?
- Industry saysShut the f!@# up FCC, we know what we are doing. Themarketwill handle this!
- Consumer Electronics dudes whine18 formats make every thing cost more, you are f!@#ing us!
- FCC saysOK, it’s your call on standards, 18 formats is fine, in fact there are NO STANDARDS AT ALL, because we areletting the market decide, but you start broadcasting HDTV now or we take back the FREE bandwidth.
- Industry saysWhat? We really just want the free bandwidth. You really want us to do HDTV??
- Congress saysF!@# you Industry. Broadcast HDTV or we’ll legislate your asses back to Sunday!
- Industry saysWe’re f!@#ed. 18 formats? Why the hell did we do that? Let’s change it.
- Consumer Electronics dudes sayYou ain’t changing shit. We are already building the boxes you said you wanted built.
- FCC saysYah, ya boneheads, we told you 18 was too many, now you gotta live with it.
- Industry saysWell FCC, will you at least make the cable companies carry the HDTV at no charge?
- Cable companies sayF!@# you! You gotta pay! Bwah-ha-ha-ha!
- FCC saysYep, no federal mandate on carrying HDTV, we are lettingthe markethandle that.
- Industry saysWe are so f!@#ed. We are spending 5-10 million per TV station in hardware alone and have 1000 HDTV viewers per city, even in LA!
- Consumer at home saysWhere is my HDTV? Why does it cost so much? F!@# it, I’m sticking with cable/DirecTV.
- Consumer electronics dudes, broadcast industry, FCC, and Congress all cry. Cable companies laugh and make even bigger profits.
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