Coupon Program Update:
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
Coupon Waiting List and Distribution.
Program has completed processing approved coupon applications that were
placed on a waiting list beginning in January 2009.
Consumers who had been notified they were approved for coupons but
placed on a waiting list due to a lack of program funds will be issued
coupons. See chart below.
Consumers who apply
for a coupon and are approved after the waiting list is
eliminated will be handled on a first-come, first-served basis, while
supplies last. If the Program experiences high demand, it may be
necessary for NTIA to once again place applicants on a waiting list.
Should this happen NTIA may distribute coupons to over-the-air only
households first to ensure as many U.S. households as possible have at
least one working television after their local TV stations complete the
transition to digital by June 12, 2009.
Requested Coupons Mailed via First-Class Mail.
Converter Box Coupon Program is mailing coupons via
first-class mail. Consumers will receive coupons more quickly.
Application Deadline. Consumers should act
now to prepare for the end of analog broadcasts in their local viewing
area. The Program will accept coupon applications until July 31, 2009,
if funds are available to fill those requests.
|Your Application Approval Date
|January 3 - 9, 2009
|January 10 - 16, 2009
|January 24 - 30, 2009
|January 31 - February 6, 2009
|February 7 - 13, 2009
|February 14 - 20, 2009
|February 21 - 27, 2009
|February 28 - March 6, 2009
|March 7 - 13, 2009
|March 14 - 20, 2009
|March 21 - 27, 2009
Please read the information on our antenna
page. You’ll find a link near the bottom of this
page that will take you to antennaweb.org. At this website you can
enter your address and it will tell you what type of antenna to use,
where to point it and what channels you can expect to receive.
Also please note that all stations may not be broadcasting in
digital yet or if it is not a full power station, may
not be switching to digital at all right now.
information - Rescanning:
After hooking up a converter box to your TV set, or installing
a new digital television, you will need to scan (also known as
"auto-tune") for new channels to ensure you receive all of the digital
stations broadcasting in your area. While some boxes do this
automatically, you may need to select scan manually.
Since some digital stations are still coming on air, you may want to
consider rescanning on a
periodic basis to get all of the digital programming
Because some digital stations that are already on air are moving to
different channel numbers at the end of DTV transition, you may need to
rescan again after June
12, 2009 to ensure that you receive all of the digital
stations broadcasting in your area.
Digital TV Coverage Maps
Approved Converter Eligible Converter
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.
The NTIA has recently added these boxes to their CECB list,
all with analog
Fortec Star FS-2150 *
Sunkey SK-802ATSC *
Artec T3APR-T (TVG)*
Converter Box Specifications:
Artec T3AP-LS *
Converter Box Retailers:
Not all approved converter
boxes are for sale! Please note that
although a converter box is approved by the NTIA and we have information
pages on our website, not all approved boxes are for sale.
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.
can get the Airlink101
ATVC102 DTV Converter Box free online with your coupon
Check our Converter
Box Retailers Page for online and in-store retailers.
Transition takes place on June 12, 2009.
Last day consumers can apply
for a coupon is July 31, 2009.
Statistics as of 2/4/09:
Coupons Requested - 54,472,614
Coupons Mailed - 53,197,499
Coupons Expired - 17,760,876
Coupons Redeemed - 26,136,855
forget to use our Amazon.com
boxes on our website to do all
online shopping anytime!
free to reply with comments or questions.
Ken and Linda from EZ Digital TV