TV Converter Box Coupons Expected To Start Shipping February 17, 2007
Oh, by the way, for those of you who have wondered here looking for information on the HDTV converter box program, engadgetHD is reporting that the converter box coupons are expected to start shipping on February 17th.
This is exactly one year prior to the scheduled date with analog TV, the good old NTSC system, is scheduled to permanently and irrevocably go dark in favor of, amongst other things, that BIZARRE stretch-screen Bravo Sierra that TBS-HD was running the other day when they played My Big Fat Greek Wedding.
Why in the HELL hasn't someone thought of making an HDTV with tiny little curtains for aspect ratio changes like they have in the movie theaters???
The HDTV Converter Box Coupons can be ordered at https://www.dtv2009.gov/ or you can call in your order to 1-888-DTV-2009 (1-888-388-2009) or TTY 1-877-530-2634.
You can also download a coupon application and mail it to PO BOX 2000, Portland, OR 97208-2000.
You can also fax (although that's SO 20th century) the coupon application to 1-877-DTV-4ME2 (1-877-388-4632).
Let's just hope the picture through the converter doesn't bite TOO bad ...