February 17th, 2009. The date your analog TV will become obsolete, and unless you enjoy watching fuzz scramble across the screen you will need to take steps ... or else lay out a fat wad of cash for a new television. Here's what you can do according to: http://www.dtv.gov/
- Analog Owners Between Jan. 1, 2008, and March 31, 2009, all U.S. households will be eligible to request up to two coupons, worth $40 each, to be used toward the purchase of up to two, digital-to-analog converter boxes. The National Telecommunications and Information Administration (NTIA) has responsibility for administering the coupon program. More information can be found at http://www.dtv2009.gov/.
- Cable subscribers may need new DTV equipment to view DTV programming in digital format. You should ask your cable provider what you will need and when. View local cable options at: http://www.cox.com/support/cable/transition_main.asp
- Satellite subscribers may need new DTV equipment to receive and view high definition digital programming. You should ask your satellite company what you will need and when.