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Digital TV Coupons Available Today

1/01/2008 11:16:00 PM
If you haven't been following the news on the tv front, the government has mandated that starting February 18, 2009 all tv transmissions are going digital. What does that mean? It means that if you have an old school tv, you're not going to be able to use it anymore unless you get a digital converter box.

Starting today, the federal government is giving away $40 coupons (2 per household) for those above-mentioned converter boxes. The Globe has an article with some of the details of the program. Here is the part that bothers me the most.

"The giveaway basically works under the honor system."

No offense to society, but in my opinion the honor system never works. The coupons are on a first come first serve basis, so get your coupons early if you need them. You can be sure that scheming folks out there are going to be requesting them in order to resell them on ebay or craigslist- it's a $40 coupon after all.

Click (here) to submit your application for your coupons. Click (here) to read the article in the Globe for yourself.



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2 Response to "Digital TV Coupons Available Today"

  1. Anonymous Said,

    It means that if you have an old school tv, you're not going to be able to use it anymore unless you get a digital converter box.

    That's not entirely true, according to the website. You'll only need a digital converter box if you use an antenna / rabbit ears. If you have cable, you apparently won't need it.

    Posted on 1/1/08, 11:36 PM

     
  2. Maurice Said,

    I found an excellent site; it had all the info about the Digital Transition and requesting the $40 coupon. I just ordered my 2 coupons from it. http://www.digitalconverterbox.org

    Posted on 1/2/08, 9:22 PM

     
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