Archive for February 20, 2009

Feb 20, Digital TV Coupons to Arrive Soon

Chicago Suntimes – Waiting for your coupon from the government to buy that set-top digital converter box you need for your TV?

They should begin arriving in the mail early next month, according to the U.S. Department of Commerce. It’s hoping to eat into its backlog of more than 4 million requests in about three weeks, now that it’s gotten more money to pay for the effort.

The federal government mandated the end of analog TV broadcasts to make room on those frequencies for other uses, pushing broadcast TV to digital signals.

The deadline for analog TV signals to be turned off has been pushed back to June 12, after being set for Feb. 17.

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