Consumer Group Pushes For Lower TV Costs
A consumer coalition has petitioned the FCC to cut the cost charged to manufacturers for digital TV technology, believing that such a cost would result in lower costs of the sets themselves.
According to the Washington Post the group, called the Coalition United to Terminate Financial Abuses of the Television Transition (CUTFATT), filed a petition last week with the FCC. The group asks that the U.S. adopt a "patent pool" system similar to one used in Europe.
CUTFATT has not released a list of its members, although Vizio announced Friday that it supports the effort.