(i was hoping to avoid political debate. just wondering why we aren't moving ahead with new tech.) Been reading that the government is delaying the HD switch for at least 4 months, even till June. I don't get it. why? Down in my backwoods, we still have towns without indoor plumbing, we have heard about the switch and what is needed. Ad Nauseum, every damn commercial break like those "High School Reunion" promos. But now, it is given as an excuse to delay that the coupon program ran outta money, old people don't understand the change, they don't realize HD signals are Line of Sight broadcasts, etc. I call BS. After over a year of being offered coupons for free boxes, people getting them and then letting them expire, or people not reacting because according to the ads, with Satellite or Cable- which almost every body has now- You don't have to upgrade your tv, The change should come NOW. Hey, a boat starts sinking and you are told to abandon the boat, you get off or you sink with it. that simple. I have heard their explanation of why the delay, it just doesn't make sense to me. aren't we ready for the change to HD?