FCC issues $6 mil in fines against TV manufacturers and retailers

This week the FCC has taken action against television manufacturers and retailers for violating the rules regarding DTV and V-chip regulations.

From the FCC news summary:

The Commission’s DTV- related enforcement efforts have focused on protecting consumers from unknowingly buying televisions that will not allow consumers to enjoy the full benefits of the digital transition. The orders demonstrate the Commission’s commitment to strong enforcement in promoting the successful transition to digital television.

Here are links to the individual FCC actions:

Audiovox Corporation

Best Buy Co., Inc.

Circuit City


Fry’s Electronics

LG Electronics Inc.

Panasonic Corporation of North America

Philips Consumer Electronics North America

Polaroid Corporation

Precor Incorporated

Proview Technology


Sears and Kmart


Target Corporation

Vizio, Inc.


Westinghouse Digital Electronics