If you’re not digital ready you can get a $40 off coupon from the Federal Government to help defer the cost of switching to digital. There is a slight catch, the coupon is only valid for 90 days. Supposedly the boxes will run about $60, and most big name retailers will be carrying them. For those who don’t know February 17th 2009 is the day that analog TVs will basically no longer work, and only digital signals will be transmitted…—
Starting January 1, 2008, all U.S. households will be eligible to request up to two coupons, worth $40 each, to be used toward the purchase of up to two, digital-to-analog converter boxes. For more details on the federal regulations, including the budget information, please see the DTV Converter Box Coupon Program Rules.
You need to go here http://DTV2009.gov to get your $40 off coupon starting tomorrow Jan 1st 2008.
There’s a brochure explaining the basics of the program HERE in PDF format.