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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

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the digital conversion

The Digital Conversion

What do you really need to know about DTV?

the clock is ticking
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
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
Am I affected?
  • Ask yourself “How do I get my TV?”
you might be
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
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
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
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
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
DTV easy as 1-2-3
  • Turn on the box & TV and enjoy digital television
what if i need a box
What if I need a box?

For DTV converter box coupon info

what the dtv 2009 site looks like
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
DTV Transition Update

For general DTV information:

For DTV converter box coupon info

  • Thanks for your time today
  • Questions?
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