DTV transition delayed till June 12

Posted in M@H by Ruslan Ulanov on the February 4th, 2009

The House of Representatives has approved a bill, 264-158, that would delay the DTV transition from Feb. 17 to June 12, 2009. The bill will now be sent to President Obama, who will (since it was his idea) sign it into law.

The bill will also allow:

  • Broadcasters to end analog transmissions before June 12
  • Households to reapply for expired coupons using $650 million in the economic stimulus package
  • Allocation of more money to DTV education
  • On Jan. 30, 2009, the Senate voted for the second time to delay the transition. The House denied the initial bill, failing to reach the two-thirds majority vote (258-168, 60.6 percent) needed to pass the bill.

    So, if you still need a TV Converter Box coupon please head to https://www.dtv2009.gov/ to apply.

    Panamax releases new compact UPS battery back-up for home theater systems.

    Posted in M@H by Ruslan Ulanov on the January 27th, 2009

    Panamax logo

    PETALUMA, Calif. — Jan. 27, 2009 — Panamax, a world-leading provider of AC power management solutions, today announced a new compact, lightweight UPS battery back-up. Measuring 10.25 inches by 8.875 inches by 4.375 inches (length x height x width) and weighing only 16 pounds, the MB850 is an ideal back-up solution for home theater applications with remotely located A/V equipment or space and weight constraints.

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