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Analog to Digital Converter

January 4th, 2008 at 11:14 am

If you are cheap like me and do not have cable and require the converter box when TV goes all digital, here is a link to apply for a coupon. People, be honest and apply only for the number of TVs you have. Why does a household need more than one TV anyway? From what I hear the converter costs about $60 and I "think" the coupon is for $40. I am not sure if the coupon takes off $40 and lets you have it for $20, or it lets you have it for $40. Anyway, here it is:
Link for Digital Converter Coupon

4 Responses to “Analog to Digital Converter”

  1. scfr Says:

    I read an article in the paper on this the other day, and there were a couple interesting additional points:

    - The number of coupons will be limited (first come, first served)

    - The coupons will be good only for 90 days after you receive it

    - The converters won't be in the stores until next month

    So, it presents an interesting dilemma. Do you get a coupon and buy a converter now, betting that you're old analog TV will still be working when the switch happens or that the prices on the converters will not have come down substantially in the meantime? Or do you just wait until right before the switch and if you still need a converter hope you can buy one at a clearance sale or from someone who bought and now doesn't need it (garage sale, Craigslist, etc)?

  2. monkeymama Says:

    Oh yes - I was going to post this and forgot.

    The only people I know who don't have cable, have HDTV. Funny how that goes. But I Was going to pass along here. I know our grandmas were nervous and dh assured them with their cable they will be okay.

    Anyway, having come from a very anti-cable family in the 80s/90s, it is bizarre that I don't really know anyone affected. (Now everyone in our family has cable? Even our gandparents?)

    Scfr brings up good points. My gut reaction is with time the rebates will get better. Also, dh said congress is talking about turning off the analog single SLOWLY now - kind of pushing back the deadline. Lord knows what that means, but between cable and a plan to be a digital TV household by 2010, we won't bother. IF we would bother, I think we'd wait it out a bit. The deal will probably get sweeter.



  3. Amber Says:

    Thanks for the post, I read an article a few weeks ago about the coupons and accidently trashed the paper. My dad who is 72 refuses to get cable so this will be great

  4. Maurice Says:

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

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