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Digital TV Transition & TV Converter Box Coupon Program

The Date When Television Goes All Digital Has Changed.
By law, full-power television stations nationwide must begin broadcasting exclusively in a digital format by June 12, 2009. The U.S. Congress approved an extension of the deadline, which was originally set for February 17, 2009.
*Some stations will make the switch prior to June 12 due to unique technical issues. Please visit your local television station's Web site or contact them for details specific to your area.

TV Converter Box Coupon Program Update
At midnight on June 12, 2009, all full-power television stations in the United States will stop broadcasting in analog and switch to 100% digital broadcasting. Congress created the TV Converter Box Coupon Program for households wishing to keep using their analog TV sets after June 12, 2009. You may also ask questions or make coupon requests 24 hours a day, 7 days a week at 1-888-DTV-2009.

Test Your TV Tuesdays: Update!

Digital TV Questions Line: If you have questions this toll free number will put you in touch with someone who can answer your questions: 1-888-643-8809

DTV Reception Maps - Check for DTV signals available in your area.

Links from - A valuable resource provided by the Consumer Electronics Association, has a handy "Quick Start Guide" to install a TV Converter Box and other useful tools. - DTV Answers offers more information about television’s switch to digital, including resources to help choose an antenna, converter box details, videos, and more. - Visit the Consumer Electronics Retailers Coalition and download a special “Consumer Guide” on the DTV Transition. - Take an online quiz to find out if you are ready for the DTV Transition or access an extensive list of online DTV resources. - Useful information and television spots brought to you by the National Cable & Telecommunications Association. - The National Cable & Telecommunications Association website. - A helpful resource on low-power television stations. Find low-power stations in your area and download a guide to low-power issues.

If you are unable to access the Internet Web Site, the reference staff at either the Ellis Reference and Information Center, 3700 South Custer Road, Monroe, OR Bedford Branch Library, 8575 Jackman, Bedford, will do it for you, and print the forms for you at no cost to Monroe County residents.

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