Ten more days until our favorite TV shows go completely digital and the government wants to send another reminder that if you haven’t converted to digital, there may still be some financial assistance available.
The converter box coupon program still has $40-discount coupons but consumers who apply after today are no longer guaranteed to get the coupons before the June 12 switchover. That’s because it takes about nine business days to process and mail the coupons.
A converter box is the cheapest way to convert an old, analog TV to digital. If you need help, Best Buy’s Geek Squad is offering free in-home installation to the first 10,700 people who request it (see earlier, “FREE digital TV converter box installation to first 10,700 people“).
There’s also other phone and at home support available. Just plug in your zip code at dtv.gov/dtv_resources.htm.
According to the Federal Communications Commission, we’re down to 2.7% of U.S. households, or 3.1 million homes, who aren’t ready for the digital transition.
If you need any more questions answered, the FCC has set up a hotline at 1-888-CALL-FCC.
More digital TV transition news:
Check out the Gadgetress Guide to the Digital TV transition