Wednesday, January 02, 2008

$40 to help your old TV on rabbit ears

We're about 13 months from the switch digital TV and if you're still using your old TV on rabbit ears, the government is giving away $40 coupons (up to 2 per household) to help offset the cost of the digital box converters. Beginning February 18, 2009 (note this is next year yet), anyone who does not own a digital set and still gets their TV programming via over-the-air antennas will no longer see a TV picture.

If you're on cable, fiber optic (e.g. FIOS) or satellite, you won't need the digital box converters.

Government offers TV Coupons

To request a coupon, you can apply online at www.dtv2009.gov. There's also a 24-hour hotline to take requests, 1-888-DTV-2009 (1-888-388-2009).

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