Five people have asked me this week about the Federal government's HDTV converter box coupon program, and TV newscasts are pushing it hard. With so much interest, maybe someone who needs the info will find it here.
The deal is that the Feds will give you one or two (maximum) coupons for $40 off a digital
TV converter box. But you have to use the coupon(s) within 90 days of when they're mailed to you. I figure the retail end will mark up prices when the coupons start coming in.
For info, call: 888.388.2009
Or go to http://www.dtv2009.gov/ and apply for a coupon.
Or write: TV Converter Box Program, P.O. Box 2000, Portland, OR 97208. (Correction: I don't think an SASE is required.)
This is also the address to which you send your application if you download it at this URL: https://www.dtv2009.gov/docs/Coupon_Program_App_en.pdf