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What is the digital television transition?
At midnight on February 17, 2009, all full-power television stations in the United States will stop broadcasting in analog and switch to 100% digital broadcasting. Digital broadcasting promises to provide a clearer picture and more programming options and will free up airwaves for use by emergency responders.

What is the TV Converter Box Coupon Program?
Congress created the TV Converter Box Coupon Program for households wishing to keep using their analog TV sets after February 17, 2009. The Program allows U.S. households to obtain up to two coupons, each worth $40, that can be applied toward the cost of eligible converter boxes.

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We accept coupons up to and including the expiration date.

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Updated 01-08-2009 at 05:11 PM by [email protected]

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  1. C@rol's Avatar
    FYI:

    Obama Urges DTV Transition Delay
    Associated Press, Jan 8 2009, 2:47 PM ET

    WASHINGTON (AP) — President-elect Barack Obama is urging Congress to postpone the Feb. 17 switch from analog to digital television broadcasting.

    In a letter to key lawmakers, transition team co-chair John Podesta warned Thursday that too many Americans who rely on analog TV sets to pick up over-the-air broadcasts won't be ready.

    The incoming administration is pushing for a delay in part because the Commerce Department has run out of money for the coupons that subsidize digital TV converter boxes for consumers. People who don't have cable or satellite TV or a new TV with a digital tuner will need the converter boxes to keep their analog TVs working.

    Obama officials are also concerned that the government is not giving consumers enough help with the TV transition.
  2. C@rol's Avatar
    House defeats bill to delay digital TV transition

    Jan 28 03:22 PM US/Eastern
    By JOELLE TESSLER
    AP Technology Writer

    WASHINGTON (AP) - Bucking the Obama administration, House Republicans on Wednesday defeated a bill to delay the upcoming transition from analog to digital television broadcasting to June 12—leaving an estimated 6.5 million U.S. households unprepared for the switchover.

    The 258-168 vote failed to clear the two-thirds threshold needed for passage in a victory for GOP members, who warn that postponing the transition from the current Feb. 17 deadline would confuse consumers.

    House Republicans say a delay also would burden wireless companies and public safety agencies waiting for the spectrum that will be freed up by the switch, and create added costs for television stations that would have to continue broadcasting both analog and digital signals for four more months.

    The defeat is a setback for President Barack Obama and Democrats on Capitol Hill, who maintain that the Bush administration bungled efforts to ensure that all consumers—particularly poor, rural and low-income Americans—will be ready for next month's analog shut-off.

    The Obama administration had no immediate comment on the House vote and the next step remains unclear.
    Updated 01-28-2009 at 05:05 PM by [email protected]
  3. C@rol's Avatar
    Today's Update:

    Obama to sign bill on analog shutdown delay

    January 30, 2009

    WASHINGTON—White House press secretary Robert Gibbs says President Barack Obama will sign a bill to give consumers more time to get ready for the switch from analog to digital television broadcasts. The switch under current law is set for Feb. 17.

    The Senate earlier this week passed the bill to delay that until June, but it failed in the House under a procedure that required a two-thirds vote for passage.
    The Senate passed the bill again Thursday night, and the House plans to take another run at it next week under regular procedures. That means a simple majority vote is required.

    Gibbs said Obama will sign the bill because he wants more time to ensure that people don't lose their television signals.