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The Digital Conversion

What do you really need to know about DTV?

The clock is ticking…

  • On February 17, 2009 Television Will Evolve

  • In 406 days, the era of analog broadcast television in the United States will end as the nation completes its transition to an all-digital system.  While this change will mark the end of the traditional analog method of broadcasting over-the-air television, it won’t signal the end of free broadcast television, and your favorite broadcast programs and local television stations will still be available.

What is DTV?

  • Digital Television (DTV) …is a new free broadcasting technology that provides dramatically clearer pictures and better sound quality

  • …allows TV stations to broadcast several programs at the same time

  • …is a more efficient way to broadcast television, freeing up more airwave space

Am I affected?

  • Ask yourself “How do I get my TV?”

You might be…

  • Television sets connected to cable, IPTV, or satellite will not be affected, and will continue to receive programming after this date by their paid subscription

Who is affected?

  • Consumers who receive free local broadcasting signals through antennas or rabbit ears will be affected by the switchover if their televisions do not have digital tuners

How many are affected?

  • At least 19.6 million households receive only free local broadcasting signals   – An additional 15 million households have at least one analog TV set (bedroom, kitchen table, basement)  – Approximately 64 million analog television sets are in use across the country

If affected - What do I need to do?

  • Three ways to make the switchover:

  • 1. DTV converter box—Federal Voucher Program (

  •   2. New (DTV) television with built-in tuner

  •   3. Paid service (Cable or Satellite)

DTV as easy as 1-2-3

  • 1) Buy a DTV converter box (vouchers)

  • 2) Connect your antenna to the RF input on the converter box

  • 3) Connect the output of the converter to the RF input of your TV

DTV easy as 1-2-3

  • Turn on the box & TV and enjoy digital television

What if I need a box?

For DTV converter box coupon info


DTV Converter boxes…

What the DTV 2009 site looks like

  • Sitemap

  • Home

  • DTV Transition and the Coupon Program

  • What are my options?

  • Apply for a Coupon

  • Locate a Converter Box Retailer near you

  • Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

  • Standard Terms & Definitions

  • Our Partners & Links

  • Check Your Application Status

  • Coupon Application Request by Mail

  • Eligible Converter Boxes

  • Privacy Policy & Accessibility

  • Contact Us

  • Press

DTV Transition Update

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For DTV converter box coupon info



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