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                                  STATEMENT OF


   Re: In the Matter of Regent U.S.A., Inc., Notice of Apparent Liability for
   Forfeiture, EB-06-SE-320

   Re: In the Matter of Syntax-Brillian Corporation, Notice of Apparent
   Liability for Forfeiture, EB-07-SE-023

   I strongly support these two Notices of Apparent Liability for Forfeiture.
   It is my hope that the forfeitures proposed today, as well as the notice
   of our tiered, per unit forfeiture scale, will serve as a deterrent to
   future potential violators. We need to send a message that the FCC takes
   this matter seriously and will strongly enforce our rules.

   When the Commission adopted the DTV tuner compliance deadlines in June and
   November 2005, we did so in consultation with the consumer electronics
   industry, attempting to limit any undue impact on production cycles and
   shipping schedules. We promulgated rules to protect consumers, ease the
   burden on manufacturers and retailers, and foster a smooth transition to
   digital broadcasting. That is why today I am appalled at the actions of
   Regent U.S.A. and Syntax-Brillan for their willful and repeated violations
   of Commission rules. The American people deserve better than to be sold
   non-DTV-compliant television receivers.

   Today's action demonstrates that, while the Commission will punish
   violators after unsuspecting customers have been harmed, our enforcement
   tools are a poor and inadequate substitute for proactive consumer outreach
   and education. We have not done nearly enough to inform the public of the
   differences between, for example, HD-ready, DTV, or even HD-TV. We owe it
   to our citizens, those that will be harmed by buying a television set that
   cannot receive digital signals, to help them make the right purchases. If
   more citizens had known the differences, and had been aware that the
   televisions in question did not have the capabilities they needed, perhaps
   they would not have purchased the sets. We simply cannot fix the problem
   on the back end. We need to address the problem head on. Education and
   outreach are key to solving this problem.

   Federal Communications Commission FCC 07-106