We pay for cable TV right now, but if prices ever make a big jump it’s possible we’ll dump our service. If that happens, we’ll probably still want to get over-the-airwaves channels.
As I’m sure you’ve all heard by now, television signals are switching from analog to digital in February. If you view your channels with the aid of an antenna, it won’t work after that time and you’ll need a converter box.
The government taxpayers are issuing up to two $40 coupons per household to help people pay for these boxes. You have to request a coupon by visiting this site, and it’ll expire within 90 days.
I believe Rite Aid is running a sale right now for a $40 box, which, with your coupon, would make the thing free. Other stores might have similar prices, though some seem to be in the $50-60 range.
I think I will go ahead and get my box now.
Our main TV has cable, but we have another set that does not. With the box, I’ll be able to watch some channels. And, if we cut our cable at some point, then the box will come in handy.
What are you going to do?