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Video Output Limits Would Hit Millions of HDTVs

The Motion Picture Association of America wants control of your HDTV.  The group has asked the FCC for a waiver on Selectable Output Controls (SOC) on HD sets, limiting consumers abilities to send a broadcast to multiple devices. An estimated 20 million HDTV sets will cease to function in the same way they did when they were purchased. Consumer groups are up in arms but FCC action on the request isn’t expected any time soon.