Sunday, February 17, 2008

$40 Coupon to Watch TV in 2009

I just read an article in the Indy Star about this, and thought it was a pretty useful piece of info:

On Friday, February 15th, the Federal Government stated that it is going to begin sending out coupons to US households for $40 each, assisting in the purchase of boxes that will convert analog TV sets, allowing them to receive the digital-only signals that will be transmitted beginning in February, 2009. So, if you don't subscribe to cable or satellite, you won't be watching television unless you purchase one of these converters that run between $40 and $70.

The upside to this is that the Gov't is providing financial assistance for the switch. The downside is that it is a mandatory purchase if you like-a-the TV...

The Star provided a website to apply for the coupon, but I am unable to get to the site for some reason. Here's the link. You can also call 1-888-DTV-2009. Be sure to use your coupon within 90 days of receiving it, because if you don't, it will expire.

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1 comment:

Erik Deckers said...

From what I can tell, the set-top box is only required if you don't have cable or satellite. If you still get your signal from rabbit ears, you'll need the converter box.