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October 5, 2023
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A digital converter box connects to your existing TV and allows it to receive free over-the-air digital TV signals. A digital converter box is a one-time purchase with no monthly fees. One converter box is necessary for every TV that doesn't have a built-in digital tuner and that receives its signal over the air with an antenna.

How will TV be different with a digital converter box?

A digital converter box will enable you to experience several benefits of digital television on your existing TV set: higher quality picture and sound, more free channel choices and additional features such as on-screen program information.

How do I get a digital converter box?

Converter boxes are available from many retailers. There are a few things to consider before making a purchase

  • You can apply for up to two $40 government coupons to reduce the cost of approved converter boxes. Note: If you already received a coupon and let it expire, you can now reapply for a new coupon. Coupon applications are accepted through July 31, 2009 or until supplies run out.
  • There are many converter box models on the market, so research what kind of box is best for you.

  • Coupons will be sent with a list of eligible converter boxes as well as a list of participating local retailers. This information is also available from the coupon Web site.
  • Many major retailers including Best Buy, Circuit City, Kmart, Sears, RadioShack, Target and Wal-Mart are selling the boxes.
  • You can use your coupons to purchase boxes at a local retailer or through online retailers.
  • Price (ranges from $40 - $80)
  • If your market has low-power TV stations or translators you will need a box with the "analog pass-through" function.
  • Some boxes have additional features such as enhanced Closed Captioning or detailed on-screen program guide.
  • Options vary depending on where you live, so ask friends, family or a neighbor for recommendations.
  • Remember to ask the retailer about their return policy. Some boxes may perform better in different markets and you may find that one model works better than another in yours.

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