Next year could be a very bad time for television. And I’m not talking about the people who make Heroes or CSI. No, I’m referring to the manufacturers.
No doubt the various TV makers have been eagerly awaiting the transition from analog to digital broadcasting, due to happen on Feb. 18, 2009, which many were hoping would boost sales. I don’t think it will, for a couple of reasons: 1) The rollout to HDTV has been so drawn out over the past few years that the February 2009 switchover probably won’t be much of a big deal. And 2) The current financial crisis.