Tr-40 Converter Box is Available
It's finally here! The $40.00 TR-40
CRA by DISHNetwork is now available online, free with your
coupon. (not including shipping)
The following is an excerpt from a press release this week:
"On Aug. 20, 2008, DISH Network Corporation announced
that the TR-40 CRA by DISH Network, an entry-level, digital-to-analog
converter box, is now available for sale nationwide. The box, available for a limited time
only while supplies last,
is priced at $40 and is free when a government coupon is applied. "We
made a commitment to sell a $40 coupon-eligible converter box, making
it free when a government coupon is applied, and are delivering on that
commitment with our entry-level TR-40 CRA," said Tom Stingley,
executive vice president of Sales and Distribution for DISH Network."
The press release also offered their satellite service as an
alternative. They say the TR-40 is "entry-level" but it is
essentially the same as the
DTVPal with many great features.
New Converter Boxes Now
Available for Purchase Online
These boxes with analog
pass-through are now available online with a
Check our Retailers
Page for a complete list
Some of the Coupon
Eligible Converter Boxes (CECBs) have a "smart
antenna" interface which will automatically seek and lock the
strongest DTV signal available. You can check our CECB
Comparison Chart to see which boxes have that feature.
Buy a Smart Antenna online from Summit
Source by clicking on this link: DTA-5000 TV Smart Antenna.
You can also buy all types of HDTV Antennas from Antennas Direct and Summit Source
New NTIA approved Converter Boxes
The NTIA has recently added these boxes to their CECB list,
all with analog
Dish Network DTVPal Plus
Specifications not yet available.
New Converter Boxes Specifications
Statistics as of 8/13/08:
Coupons Requested - 23,590,405
Coupons Mailed - 22,223,604
Coupons Expired - 6,659,962
Coupons Redeemed - 8,275,459
Feel free to reply with comments or questions.
Ken and Linda from EZ Digital TV