The new adminstration has officially extended the last day of analog broadcast to June 12. If you have not applied for your free $40 coupons, you just got a four month extension. Not everyone will need to get a converter box. If you have cable or satellite TV, you are all set. If you watch TV via the internet, you are all set. If you have purchased a new TV in the last year, you are probably all set.
The only folks who will need a converter box are those with an older TV AND getting the signal with the aid of an antenna. Apparently they are out there and they are procrastinators. Some of you may have gotten your coupons early, but have not yet used them. Do note that all the coupons have an expiration date (3 months from issue). If you can't find them, you are out of luck as they are not replaceable.
Personally, we think they should have just kept the date in place. All the folks who suddenly find themselves without any TV programs will go out and buy converters or new TVs...isn't part of the stimulus plan to get people to go buy stuff again? [Permalink]- Converter Box Coupons