Digital converter coupons

If you missed the big announcement on January 2, the government is running an all-out campaign to inform the public about television’s digital conversion. Included in the information is the opportunity to request a coupon that will bring the cost of a digital broadcast (not for cable) converter for your current analog set down to about $20. Things to keep in mind: 1) if you use cable, you don’t need the converter (it’s for folks who get their TV over the air waves); 2) there is a limit of two coupons per household on first come, first-served basis; and 3) the coupons will be mailed to you when the converters become commercially available, and then you have, I believe, 90 days to use the coupon. I have read others’ blogs who caution also that you should wait to request a coupon until you see the converters on the market, which is not bad advice. For more information, visit http://www.dtv.gov/ and for plain English visit my earlier blog entry on the topic.

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One Response

  1. Hi Patsy,

    Thanks for such a clear explanation of digital versus analog tv. Before reading your post I though that digital meant cable tv.

    ~Benita Clarke
    Blue 2.0 co-participant

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