Only one week until the Digital Transition!

On June 12, 2009, all full-powered television stations across the country will be broadcasting in Digital Signals.  Don't forget that low-power and translator stations are exempt from this deadline and can continue broadcasting in Analog Signals. Check our Analog Pass-Through page for more information.

Portable Digital TVs:

Portable Digital TV sets have become easier to find as the transition approaches.  They are great in emergencies, to use in a basement, or for a day at the park.

Mobile Assistance Centers Tour Schedule. 

The Coupon Program's Mobile Assistance Centers began their tour in May. Over the next month, these traveling vans are visiting more than 20 markets across the country with staff to help consumers apply for coupons and to demonstrate how to hook-up converter boxes. View the tour schedule

Replacement Coupons:

Applications for Replacement Coupons. The Coupon Program is now accepting applications from consumers whose coupons expired without being redeemed. The Coupon Program limits each U.S. household to a total of two redeemed coupons. Therefore, if you have redeemed one coupon toward the purchase of a TV converter box and the other has expired, you may request and be approved for one replacement coupon; if you have redeemed two coupons you will not be approved for additional coupons. Replacement coupons will only be issued to eligible households upon request.

Application Deadline:

 The Coupon Program will accept coupon applications until July 31, 2009, if funds are available to fill those requests.

Your Application Approval Date Target Mail Date
May 2 - 8, 2009 5/11/2009
May 9 - 15, 2009 5/18/2009
May 16 - 22, 2009 5/25/2009
May 23 - 29, 2009 6/1/2009
May 30 - June 5, 2009 6/8/2009

Still Having Reception Problems?

Check out our new Reception Problems, Tips and Solutions page.  Don't forget to rescan  your converter box after the transition!  

We also have information about Antennas with a list of good choices.

Digital TV Coverage Maps
The FCC has issued coverage maps for all full-service TV facilities, including 1,749 stations that have both an analog and digital TV facility and 69 stations having only digital TV facilities.

Converter Box Retailers:

Don't forget about converter boxes for your RVs and Boats: Check our RVs and Digital TV page that includes instructions for connecting a 12V converter box in your RV.

You can get the Airlink101 ATVC102 DTV Converter Box free online with your coupon from FreeDTVshop.  

Check our Converter Box Retailers Page for online and in-store retailers.

Coupon Statistics as of 2/4/09:

Coupons Requested - 59,334,542
Coupons Mailed - 58,307,435
Coupons Expired - 21,971,330
Coupons Redeemed - 30,201,314

This may be our last Newsletter as the Digital Transition approaches!

We hope you have enjoyed our Newsletters and they have been of some help during this confusing transition.  We have enjoyed hearing from, and communicating with many of you. 

If we have helped in any way, please keep our homepage in your favorite links and use our search box when you do your online shopping.  We receive a small commission for any purchase made through our website and we would really appreciate it!  

We will send out future Newsletters if and when any important information regarding the transition is released.

Don't forget to use this link: or the search boxes on our website to do all your online shopping anytime!

Good luck to all!

Feel free to reply with comments or questions.


Ken and Linda from EZ Digital TV