Thursday, January 10, 2008

DTV Converter Box Coupons, Now Available

In an effort to ensure that no television viewer loses service on 2/17/2009 Congress dedicated money for a converter box subsidy. As you may recall, analog sets can continue to serve viewers after the 2/17/2009 analog shutoff if connected to a DTV converter box. That box will receive the DTV signals and convert them to an analog form to be displayed on an analog television set.

Through the U.S. Commerce Department's NTIA (National Telecommunications and Information Association) consumers who need a DTV converter box can apply for up to two $40 coupons that can used towards the purchase of up to 2 DTV Converter boxes...(one coupon per box, coupons are valid for 90 days.)

The boxes are expected to cost between $50-70 and will be available from most electronic retailers sometime in February.

Coupons can be applied for now...and in a sense they are on a first come first serve basis, so if you plan to continue to use your analog television after February 2009 apply soon.

To apply:

call 1-888-DTV2009