Don't Forget Your HDTV Converter Box Coupons!
For those of you who have not been paying attention at all, on February 18, 2009, the analog TV spectrum is going dark.
Now, of course quite a few of you who are reading this have cable modems and get most of your TV programming that way. So far as I can tell, the cable companies will still be transmitting analog signals for quite some time. However, I'm guessing a number of you have TV's with "rabbit ears" antennas in garages, workshops, and other remote sections of your property, and, if you do, you're not going to get anything but STATIC on those TV's starting February 18, 2009.
Fortunately, the government has started a little program to ease the transition until true HDTV's become more affordable.
If you go to https://www.dtv2009.gov/ you can apply for up to two $40 coupons towards the purchase of a converter box that will be able to receive over-the-air HDTV signals and make them visible on your conventional analog TV's.
But supplies are limited so you better HURRY.
And, more importantly, it's probably a good idea to check on older family members who only receive over-the-air programming and bring them up to speed on what's going down during the transition to HDTV and help them obtain and hook up their converters.
For those who do not have Internet access, requests for the converter coupons can also be phoned into a 24-hour hotline at (888)388-2009.
And HOPEFULLY affordable true HDTV's will be coming in the near future ...