This move is totally anti-consumer.
Except for the fact that it forces consumers to spend more... how can you get more consumer than spending more
I agree with the parent. My TV is only a few years old and it doesn't have a digital in (or out), there is no legitimate reason to deem a few hundred dollar purchase worthless. I didn't expect to purchase another TV for another 10 years.
This is a fine example of why a consumer society doesn't work.
Egotist: A person of low taste, more interested in himself than in me. -- Ambrose Bierce