Wednesday, June 18, 2008

TV Converter Coupon

Okay, I feel a little silly about posting this, but hopefully it will save some of you a few minutes. It does open up for discussion who actually has an old TV and no cable, so I guess I'm willing to step in front of the executioners here and fess up.

Households can request up to 2 $40 coupons from the government to convert old TVs (using an antenna) to the new digital reception which begins exclusive broadcasting February 19, 2009.

Flyer on accessing the coupon is downloadable and gives you lots of ways to access the coupons, including an online form.

Word to the time-constrained: The coupons are good for 90 days after mailing and must be used at time of purchase, so don't order until you're ready to shop.

Word to the frugal or of the government-conspiracy mindset: All of the converters I can find cost more than $40. Some $2.99 more, some LOTS more.

As you may surmise, instant-action InfoChef is now conflicted by these last two tidbits.


rebeckspe said...

I am planning to either get cable or a dish by February 19, 2009, so I won't have to deal with that brain damage.

InfoChef said...

Don't do it--don't capitulate to the evil throes of capitalistic monthly payment extractions!!!