My friends and family know that we generally don’t watch TV, so I haven’t been too worried about the digital television conversion issue. Likewise it was no big deal when I heard that the DTV-to-analog rebate program was suspended due to depletion of funds. But now that they’ve got funding again, I figured I might as well take advantage of the $40 rebate.
I tried to apply via the TV converter box coupon program web site, but it kept throwing errors. The over-the-phone application worked fine. Our coupons are supposed to be in the mail on March 27. The recorded information says that mailing can take up to three weeks, but the program web site now claims to be using first class mail so it shouldn’t take that long.
I’m going to try and get an external antenna hooked up this month, so that’ll be ready when it’s time to buy/install the converter box.