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2009-07-31 10:35:00

Friday is the last day that the government will accept requests for coupons that cover the cost of digital TV converter boxes. The $40 coupons can be used to purchase equipment that convert digital TV broadcast back to analog for older television sets that do not already have this capability.  On June 12, full-power to U.S. TV stations that broadcast in analog were shut down.  As of Wednesday, the government has sent out 63.4 million coupons, and only 33.8 million have been...

2009-06-18 16:05:00

NEW YORK, June 18 /PRNewswire/ -- NEWS: Geek Squad DTV Conversion Assistance Available Through June 30, 2009 STORY SUMMARY: WHAT: While the transition to DTV happened nearly a week ago, some people were caught unprepared, as evidenced by a large number of service calls received since the June 12 conversion. Recognizing that civilians are still in need after roughly three weeks of aggressive support, Geek Squad will continue free converter box-installation service. Free of charge to the...

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2009-06-13 06:20:00

Friday's deadline for the transition to digital television has U.S. retailers anticipating a boost in consumer demand for secondary television sets as they scrap their older, analog sets. The digital transition has already created a surge in sales of converter boxes among those holding on to their existing analog TV sets.  Cable and satellite service providers have also seen a small uptick in sales for those who want to upgrade. Retailers are now hoping that consumers will replace their...

2009-05-27 06:50:00

MINNEAPOLIS, May 27 /PRNewswire/ -- The official shutdown of all full-power analog television stations is now just days away. Are you ready for June 12th? If you have an older analog TV, you still have time to order a coupon from the government and get a converter box before the switch happens. If you don't prepare yourself before June 12th, all you may wake up to is some summertime snow on your TV! You can apply for up to two $40 coupons at http://www.dtv2009.gov or by calling...

2009-05-13 16:43:00

WASHINGTON, May 13 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- With only 30 days left before the nationwide digital television (DTV) transition, the Federal Communications Commission is gearing up its ongoing consumer assistance efforts for a final push to make sure consumers are prepared for the end of analog broadcast service. On June 12, all full-power television stations in the United States will cease analog transmission and broadcast only in digital. Consumers who use an antenna to get free,...

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2009-03-24 14:55:00

The people who received TV converter box coupons but let them expire can now apply for new ones. The recent stimulus package put more money into the coupon program, allowing the National Telecommunications and Information Administration to give people with expired coupons another chance. Households can apply for two $40 coupons that cover the costs of most converter boxes.  Even though there has been 26 million coupons redeemed, 17 million expired at the end of their three-month life...

2009-03-09 13:00:00

'Energy Star' Rated Box Ideal Answer for Easy Reception as Digital TV Transition Enters Final Countdown WASHINGTON, March 9 /PRNewswire/ -- With less than 100 days remaining until all full-power analog television broadcasts are switched off across the nation, experts urge budget-minded viewers to consider an Energy Star(R)-rated digital-to-analog converter box as the ideal way to keep their favorite channels after midnight on June 12. According to the U.S. Commerce Department, which manages...

2009-03-06 13:38:00

WASHINGTON, March 4 /PRNewswire/ -- U.S. households will have additional time to prepare for the switch to all-digital TV with the passage of the new DTV Delay Act, which postpones the digital television transition to June 12, 2009. However, Americans with analog televisions who do not subscribe to cable or satellite services will still need a digital-to-analog (DTA) converter box in order to continue receiving television broadcasts. The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)...

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2009-03-06 15:32:44

U.S. regulators say some consumers are still unprepared for the television industry switch to digital broadcasting in June, which will affect Americans who do not receive their signals through cable or satellite, Reuters reported. The transition was originally set for February 17, but lawmakers postponed it to June 12, due to the number of people who needed more time to make the switch. Once the analog to digital switch is complete, broadcasters will be able to send data more efficiently, as...

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2009-03-05 16:40:32

An official said Thursday, the agency that mails out coupons for digital TV converter boxes expects to eliminate its wait list in two and a half weeks. The economic stimulus package helped the National Telecommunications and Information Administration (NTIA) by budgeting $650 million. That way they can start to mail out coupons to the 2.3 million households on the wait list, said Bernadette McGuire-Rivera, associate administrator of the Office of Telecommunications and Information...


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  • Wasting away as a result of abstinence from food.
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