What’ll happen to your old TV in 2009?

January 2, 2008

Haven’t bought a 40″ Sony Bravia LCD TV?  No plans for a home-theatre system? Here’s a story from Yahoo! News on what you can do now to prepare your older, non-digital television for 2009 when stations will stop broadcasting analog signals:  How to convert to digital TV.  In short, you’ll need a converter box to receive a picture, and if you apply now, you can receive two $40 coupons to offset the cost of the $50 to $70 box.  The program is administered by the National Telecommunications and Information Administration.  Here’s the site to apply for the coupon http://www.dtv2009.gov.

For more on the topic, check out this article from Scientific American, U.S. Lacks Plan for Digital TV Switch: Study.

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One Response to “What’ll happen to your old TV in 2009?”

  1. Gareth Says:

    I understand that the coupons have to be used within 90 days of issue so even if you apply now, they won’t be issued until there’s equipment available for purchase (sometime in the spring I believe).


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