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Digital Television (DTV) Converter Boxes

May 8, 2008 by Lisa 

digital television converterAre you ready for February 17, 2009? That is the day that full-power television stations will turn off analog channels and begin broadcasting exclusively in a digital format, in compliance with The Deficit Reduction Act of 2005. Broadcasting in digital format will free up parts of the airwaves for future services by entrepreneurs. With DTV, we may also see improved services from TV stations also include enhanced closed captioning, better pictures and sound, and multicast programming.

So what does this mean for you? If you have:

Antenna on Analog TV: you currently get free broadcast television signals through antennas on television sets that are equipped with analog tuners.  You do not subscribe to cable, satellite or a telephone company service provider. You can upgrade to DTV by following one of three steps by February 17, 2009:

  • Purchase a DTV converter box
  • Purchase a digital TV set
  • Subscribe to a cable, satellite or a telephone company service provider

Antenna on Digital TV: you currently have a TV with a digital tuner and are able to receive digital signals broadcast by television stations. You continue to receive your free programming with no monthly fees.

Cable Television and Satellite Service: you currently have a television in your home that is connected to a satellite, cable or telephone company television service. You should not be affected by the transition.

If you need to purchase a DTV converter box, there are many different brands available. You can also take advantage of the coupon available to everyone who needs to purchase a DTV converter box. Visit the TV Converter Box coupon website to order yours! This coupon is worth $40 that can be applied toward the cost of eligible converter boxes for US households.

Other resources for DTV transition information:

Save the date! Get ready for February 17, 2009!

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3 Responses to “Digital Television (DTV) Converter Boxes”

  1. Digital Television (DTV) Converter Boxes on May 8th, 2008 7:01 pm

    [...] admin wrote an interesting post today onHere’s a quick excerptAre you ready for February 17, 2009? That is the day that full-power television stations will turn off analog channels and begin broadcasting exclusively in a digital format, in compliance with The Deficit Reduction Act of 2005. [...]

  2. smartos on August 28th, 2008 1:25 am

    Well, I think this is right decision of US Government. Moreover smart houses installation will be cheaper and they will be at a more reasonable price.

  3. smartos on August 28th, 2008 1:25 am

    Wanted to add that X10 technology will then strike down all other smart technologies.

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