Re: ATSC Converter
- From: spam@xxxxxxx (Citizen Bob)
- Date: Wed, 12 Sep 2007 11:15:45 GMT
On Tue, 11 Sep 2007 20:49:07 -0400, Bill R <nospam_brosen@xxxxxxxxx>
Govt. DTV Coupon Program to Be Managed by IBM
"Beginning Jan. 1, 2008, consumers may request up to two coupons, worth
$40 each, good for partial payment on a digital converter box that will
interface to their analog TV. Unless Congress agrees to delay the
transition further, analog broadcasts will cease on Feb. 17, 2009."
Thanks for the heads up.
I wonder if you can get two coupons and use both of them for one
How much does anyone want to bet that the govt will extend the
deadline. Based on a cursory survey of the crap in the market today,
there is no way 100million people are going to be able to deal with
the conversion in such a short period of time. Quality of current
low-end products sucks big time and it is still too expensive for most
people. It's going to take at least 5 more years to get the industry
"Beer is proof that God loves us and wants us to be happy."
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