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    Feds share coupons to help TV transition

    http://seattlepi.nwsource.com/national/1152ap_digital_tv.html
    Millions of $40 government coupons become available Tuesday to help low-tech television owners buy special converter boxes for older TVs that might not work after the switch to digital broadcasting.

    Beginning Feb. 18, 2009, anyone who does not own a digital set and still gets their programming via over-the-air antennas will no longer receive a picture.

    That's the day the television industry completes its transition from old-style analog broadcasting to digital.

    The converter boxes are expected to cost between $50 and $70 and will be available at most major electronics retail stores. Starting Tuesday, the National Telecommunications and Information Administration will begin accepting requests for two $40 coupons per household to be used toward the purchase of the boxes.

    Viewers who have satellite or cable service will not need a box.

    To request a coupon, consumers can apply online at http://www.dtv2009.gov starting Tuesday....
    Your tax money at work again. TWO Converter boxes per house. So they can afford TWO TV's but not a $40 converter box? This is crap!
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    Re: Feds share coupons to help TV transition

    Isn't that special.

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    Re: Feds share coupons to help TV transition

    Making sure the peasants see the politicians in their glorious television advertising.


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