DTV Media Complaint - Fraud - Advertised 20-foot Television
PINAL COUNTY FAIR -- We went to the Pinal County, AZ, fair today, and looked especially for the 20-foot television that had been advertised all week in the paper advertising what would be at the fair. I have seen huge televisions, especially at sporting events. The newspaper had a picture that I assumed was a mock-up of a truck with a TV screen on the side and rabbit ears on top. When we found the truck on the fairgrounds. I could see immediately that the 'screen' was an opening with a plastic sheet covering it, and the 'picture' was a series of large posters on rollers, being conveyed past the 'screen.' This was on both sides of the truck, with a smaller 'screen' on the back of the truck.
The '20-foot television is scheduled to go to Phoenix after the Pinal County Fair ends, to fool other people. This outfit is supposed to be letting people know about the changes that will occur in 2009, when the television broadcasters have to shut off their analog transmitters, a ruling I disagree with totally. To find out they are going to inform people about the future of television by using a fake 'television,' after advertising it as a real television, with nothing to indicate that it is anything but a real TV is nothing but fraud, so how can anyone trust anything they tell us?
Many people alive today remember when color TV came out, and the government did not force TV stations to stop broadcasting in black and white, but now they are hurting the poorer people who will have to spend a bunch of money to continue to have entertainment in the home. At least they can tell the truth.