|Received:||4/12/2005 4:24:54 PM|
|Organization:||Renewable Electricity Solutions|
|Agency:||Federal Trade Commission|
|Rule:||Picture Tube Rule Regulatory Review|
Comments:The current rule specifying diagonal length makes it hard to compare conventional TVs (with 4:3 aspect ratio) with wide screen TVs (since the aspect ratio is different). I urge the FTC to revise their rule to require that TVs, and video/computer monitors report the screen size by its viewable area instead of its viewable diagonal measure. Further since the Fair Packaging and Labeling Act (FPLA)requires that metric units be provided on consumer packages and because I am both a USA consumer and a USA business that prefers to use metric instead of US Customary units (inch-gallon-pound system units), I request that TVs and monitors have the size (area instead of length) reported in both square inches and metric units (square cm or square mm or square meters). Further I would prefer that metric units be mandantory and the US Customary units be only optional, since the USA needs to complete its conversion to the Metric system and the USA government (including the commerce department) has declared the metric system to be the PREFFERED system of measurement in the USA. Likewise I want to the FPLA to be ammended to allow for metric only labeling (in other words keeping metric labeling mandory while making US Customary units labeling only optional). For more information, visit my websites of http://www.renewableelectricity.com/index.html and http://www.xprt.net/~hightech/metric.htm . Also visit the U.S. Metric Association website via the image link found on my above mentioned websites. Thanks.