Since I last wrote about the disenfranchised, the feds relented somewhat on nursing homes. They can't apply through the normal means, and are limited to one coupon per person (as opposed to the two the rest of us can claim). This still leaves a lot of people living in "nontraditional housing" out in the cold.
On January 15, Hawaiians become the next sheep to the slaughter. Hopefully things will go a little better for them than they did for the residents of Wilmington, NC. If not, President-elect Obama's call to delay the Transition for the rest of us might actually gain some serious traction.
My CECB recommendations remain unchanged for now, since the possible challengers to the Channel Master CM-7000 still haven't materialized:
- Carefree CB8899: S-Video + Smart Antenna I/F + APT
- SUMC LSA-801L: S-Video + Smart Antenna I/F + APT
- TRT TACB-2009: S-Video + Smart Antenna I/F + 14-day EPG
...and the MaxMedia LuTRO hasn't been reviewed (as a competitor to the DTVPal Plus).