No more analog television

February 18 2009, television as we know it will end. There will be no more analog television. The FCC is requiring all television stations to air their broadcasts in digital format. What that means for the low-tech, common man is you either have to buy an digital tv or buy a converter box for your current analog tv. Either way, you have to spend money if you still want to receive a television picture.
The cheapest short term option is to buy a converter box. Supposedly they will cost $50 – $70, but wait, the wonderful government is giving away 2 free $40 coupons per household, which expire 90 days after you receive them. Each receiver will then cost $10 – $30. How generous. How about giving the first receiver free to each household and then a $40 coupon. No, that would be too generous. As usual the government is scamming the poor man over something which is completely involuntary. Oh and the coupons are only good towards certain gpovernment dictated converter box models, which are probably cheap and will bust after a year, so then you’ll have to buy another converter box at full price.
If you are interested in applying for the television converter box coupons, you can get them here.
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