DTV 2009 Coupon: How To Get It?

On February 17, 2009, by law, Television stations across the country will stop transmitting in analog and will begin broadcasting exclusively in a digital format.

What does that mean? If you have a television set bought before 1998 and you are currently not subscribed to cable, your TV will stop receiving channels as there will be no more analog signal.

What do you need to do to keep watching TV? According to DTVanswers.com, you have three options:

Preparing for the DTV transition is easy and requires you to take one of three steps by February 17, 2009:

1. Purchase a digital-to-analog converter box that plugs into your existing TV set. The boxes, which cost between $40-70, are now available for purchase at electronics retailers nationwide. Households can request up to two $40 coupons towards the purchase of converter boxes that will allow you to continue watching free “over-the-air” television on an analog set.
2. Purchase a new television set with a built-in digital tuner.
3. Subscribe to cable, satellite or other pay TV service that carries the local broadcast stations you want.

How do you get a free DTV 2009 Coupon? You can go to www.DTV2009.gov or call 1-888-DTV-2009 to apply for coupon. The DTV 2009 Coupon will help you pay less money when buying the Digital to Analog TV Converter Box that you will need to keep watching free “over the air” channel.