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Stephen P asked in Consumer ElectronicsTVs · 1 decade ago

Government delays Digital TV converter box coupons! (USA only)?

The (US) government announced today a change in their $40 off coupon program. While you can still request your coupons starting on Jan 1, 2008, they will not start sending them out until Feb 17, 2008.

These are for the converters that will let old TVs receive the new over the air digital channels.


For the good news: Converters from four companies have been approved as certified for the program: DigitalSTREAM, Zenith, Magnavox, and Philco. They also announced that over 100 retailers have been certified receive the coupons including: Best Buy, Circuit City, Kmart, RadioShack, Sam's Club, Sears, Target, Wal-Mart

Ok, for 10 points, what is the jusiest new tidbit of information that you can come up with about the Coupon eligible converter boxes?

(If you don't know what I'm talking about, see )

2 Answers

  • 1 decade ago
    Favorite Answer

    You only get two coupons PER household and they can't be combined. So...there will be out of pocket costs to outfit all of your TV's with a converter box if you have more than two tv's receiving free OVER THE AIR television.

    Remember, you only need the converter box if you DON'T already pay for cable or satellite service or your TV is old and doesn't have a digital tuner.

    Any TV made after March 7, 2007 HAD to have a digital tuner but there are older tv's still on the shelves in the stores, so make sure you ask or see a manual before you buy! is a great website that will give you plenty of information and point you in the right direction for more.

    Source(s): Director of Techology and Engineering for an NBC Station and a speaker for the NAB on the digital transition.
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  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    The reason for the big sell out of TV frequencies to the cell phone industry is the cause that millions of AmeriKans will have to spend BILLIONS of dollars buying new TV sets.

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