It amazes me that we are worried who will be able to watch television in 2009. Everyone has missed the fact this forced change by the government will create a huge environmental hazard. All of the old TVs going to the dump contain lead, phosphorus and other hazardous chemicals.

No one needs a new broadcast format — we already watch too much of this garbage. The only people this change helps are the equipment manufacturers. This is simply a scam on the American people.

Len Bayles

Salt Lake City