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US DTV vouchers to be mailed next week

Written by Rich Fiscus (Google+) @ 15 Feb 2008 23:21 User comments (1)

US DTV vouchers to be mailed next week If you're one of the more than 2 million Americans who have already applied for government vouchers for digital to analog DTV converter boxes you may be getting it as early as next week, which is when the first of them will be mailed.
All U.S. households are eligible for the vouchers, which cover the first $40 of a qualifying DTV receiver. You can find the full list of converters in our Hardware section. Although most of the boxes are expected to cost more than $40, although satellite receiver and DVR manufacturer Echostar has announced they'll be selling one model at a loss to ensure it costs no more than the voucher's value.

Converters have already started appearing on retailers' shelves. Although the last analog TV signals aren't scheduled to be shut off for another year, you should make sure to get yours well in advance of the deadline to avoid the rush.

If you haven't applied for your vouchers yet you can pply online at http://www.dtv2009.gov or call the 24-hour hot line, 1-888-DTV-2009 (1-888-388-2009). You can also fax a coupon application to 1-877-DTV-4ME2 (1-877-388-4632) or mail one to P.O. Box 2000, Portland, OR 97208-2000. The program expires March 31, 2009.


DTV converters from AfterDawn.com hardware section

DISH Network ViP622 DVR

Directv R15

Magnavox TB100MW9

TiVo Series2 TCD649180
List all DTV converters

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1 user comment

19.4.2008 5:12

This voucher whole idea is becoming too complicated for consumers out there. There seems to be too many boxes to tick before consumers can get anything from the voucher.

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