The deadline is approaching for the switch to 100% digital broadcasting, and anybody who is still using analog TVs will lose their television signal at midnight on February 17, 2009.
However, there’s still time to get a $40 discount off the cost of a new converter box that will keep your old TV working fine.
Congress created the TV Converter Box Coupon Program that rewards each household with up to 2 coupons that are worth $40 a piece, which can be applied to the price of eligible converter boxes.
It’s absolutely free to order your $40 DTV discount coupons, and each household can order up to 2 coupons, which can be used towards 1 converter box purchase per coupon.
Visit the DVT2009.gov $40 Coupon Offer Page to order your free DTV coupons online.
You can order your DTV coupons until March 31, 2009, while supplies last, so order your free $40 discount coupons today.
If you have cable, satellite, or another pay service, or if you have a television with a digital tuner, you won’t need the converter box to receive the new digital signal, but you may want to get some free coupons anyway, just in case you want to use the converter boxes for your old analog TV sets.
The coupons are good for $40 off the price of a new converter box, and the converter boxes typically cost $50, so you can get 2 converter boxes for only $10 a piece with the DTV coupons.
Converter boxes can be purchased at Best Buy, Circuit City, Kmart, RadioShack, Sears, Target, and Walmart as well as a number of online stores.
It takes about 6 to 8 weeks for the coupons to be delivered, and the coupons expire 90 days after the date they are mailed.
Even though the analog signal will continue until February 17, 2009, the digital signal is already being broadcast, and the picture quality is much better, plus you get additional channels, so it’s worth making the switch as soon as possible if you don’t already have cable or a built-in digital tuner.
Take advantage of the DTV Converter Box Coupon Program to get a $40 discount off the price of your television converter box.