To help consumers with the DTV transition, the Government established the Digital-to-Analog Converter Box Coupon Program . The National Telecommunications and Information Administration (NTIA), a part of the Department of Commerce, administers this program.
Between January 1, 2008, and July 31, 2009, 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. The coupons may only be used for eligible converter boxes sold at participating consumer electronics retailers, and the coupons must be used at the time of purchase. (Please note that these coupons will expire 90 days after mailing). Manufacturers estimate that digital-to-analog converter boxes will sell from $40 to $70 each. This is a one-time cost.
For more information on the Digital-to-Analog Converter Box Coupon Program, visit www.dtv2009.gov , or call 1-888-388-2009 (voice) or 1-877-530-2634 (TTY)