The Federal Communications Commission (“FCC”) today adopted an order requiring retailers to fully inform consumers when TV equipment being sold has only an analog tuner.
Today’s action reflects the Commission’s commitment to minimize the burden on consumers and maximize the opportunities offered to them by the digital transition.
The Commission’s DTV tuner rule prohibits the manufacture, import, or interstate shipment of any device containing an analog tuner, unless it also contains a digital tuner. Despite this prohibition on manufacture and shipment, retailers may continue to sell analog-only devices from existing inventory. However, at the point of sale, many consumers are not aware that this equipment will not be able to receive over-the-air-television signals after February 17, 2009.
See attached files for more information.
Attachments:DOC-272656A1.pdf [115 KB PDF]
DOC-272656A2.pdf [63 KB PDF]
DOC-272656A3.pdf [77 KB PDF]
DOC-272656A4.pdf [62 KB PDF]
DOC-272656A5.pdf [63 KB PDF]
DOC-272656A6.pdf [60 KB PDF]