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Digital TV Info.

The Switch To Digital Television Is Just Around The Corner And We Want To Get You Good And Ready!

How do I request a coupon? Between January 1, 2008 and March 31, 2009, you can request a coupon while supplies last in one of four ways: Apply online Call the Coupon Program toll-free 24-hour automated system 1-888-DTV-2009 (1-888-388-2009). Mail a coupon application to: PO BOX 2000, Portland, OR 97208-2000. Download a Coupon Application here. Fax a coupon application to 1-877-DTV-4ME2 (1-877-388-4632) Deaf or hard of hearing callers may dial 1-877-530-2634 (English/TTY) or 1-866-495-1161 (Spanish/TTY). TTY Service is available from 9 AM - 9 PM Eastern Time Monday through Friday.


Will the transition affect me? You will need to take action before May, 2009 if you currently watch TV on an analog TV set that is not connected to cable, satellite or other pay TV service. If you own a television with a digital tuner or subscribe to a pay TV service, you will likely continue to receive TV programming as usual after the transition.

If you’re still unsure, answer these questions and we’ll let you know if you need a converter box. Question 1. Do you have a TV set in your household receiving broadcasts using an antenna, such as "rabbit ears" or a rooftop antenna?

Yes No Question 2.Do you have a television with a built-in digital tuner? Yes No Unsure AnswerYou do not need a TV converter box. Cable and satellite subscribers should check with their providers before February 17, 2009 to see how they are handling the transition.  TVs connected to cable, satellite or other pay TV service will not require a TV converter box from this program. AnswerYou need a TV converter box. Since you receive your TV over-the-air, and do not have a digital ready television, you will need a converter box to receive television after February 17th, 2009. Click here if you'd like to apply for a coupon. AnswerYou may need a TV converter box. The best way to determine whether your TV set has a digital tuner built in is to consult your owner’s manual. If that’s not possible, you may be able to look up information about your TV set on the manufacturer’s website. Or, you can take an up-close look at your TV set. In any case, you’re trying to find out if your set has an input connection labeled “digital input” or “ATSC” (for Advanced Television Systems Committee, which is the DTV format). Answer You do not need a TV converter box for this TV set.  Your TV has a digital tuner already built in and will likely continue to receive TV programming as usual after the transition on February 17th, 2009. If you have another TV set in your household that does not have a built-in digital tuner, you will need a TV converter box for this TV to continue to receive your programs after February 17th, 2009.

If you think you need a converter box, click here to apply for a coupon.

Information From www.Dtv2009.gov


Where Can I Purchase A Converter Box?

  National Retailers Converter boxes can be purchased at any of these national retailers currently participating in the program: Best Buy Circuit City Kmart RadioShack Sears Target Wal-Mart


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