Feds (Taxpayers) to Subsidize Digitial -> Analog TV Boxes

( no word in the press release as to how much power these will use. And they'll still badly mangle any attempt at recording.)


The Department of Commerce's National Telecommunications and Information Administration (NTIA) announced today the final rule for the Digital-to-Analog Converter Box Coupon Program (coupon program) designed to help consumers continue receiving free, over-the-air television when full-power television stations cease analog broadcasting after February 17, 2009, as authorized in the Digital Television Transition and Public Safety Act of 2005 (the Act). ... "

Starting Jan. 1, 2008, all U.S. households will be eligible to request up to two $40 coupons to be used toward the purchase of up to two, digital-to-analog converter boxes ... ... rest, including clickthroughs to the technical announcement:

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