The end of analog TV as we know it.
This is just a reminder for all of you out there that at midnight on February 17, 2009, all full-power television stations in the United States will stop broadcasting in analog and switch to 100% digital broadcasting.
From the site:
“Congress created the TV Converter Box Coupon Program for households wishing to keep using their analog TV sets after February 17, 2009. The Program allows U.S. households to obtain up to two coupons, each worth $40, that can be applied toward the cost of eligible converter boxes.”
We received our coupons a couple of months ago, but I finally got around to using them today. I was able to order a couple of converter boxes from digitalstar.com for a total cost (including shipping) of less than $25 (our tax dollars at work.)
Coupons are limited, so request yours today!
“There are 22.25 million coupons available to all U.S. households. Once those coupons have been used, there are an additional 11.25 million coupons available only to households that solely receive their TV broadcasts over-the-air using an antenna. Households with TVs connected to cable, satellite or other pay TV service are not eligible for this second batch of coupons. Consumers can apply for coupons until March 31, 2009, or until the funds are exhausted.”