LCD nailed for online analog TV sales


The FCC’s ban on selling analog television equipment, unless the equipment is accompanied by obvious warnings as to its imminent uselessness in picking up television signals off air, applies to online vendors just as it does brick and mortar outlets. That is why LCD Digital Electronics finds itself with a $16K bill from the FCC. The Commission said it found a violation on the company’s website 4/15/08 and warned them to correct it. They went back to the website 6/12/08 and found that unlabeled analog equipment was still for sale. The FCC said the base fine is $8K, and doubled it in this case since LCD failed to act after the warning it received.