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June 12, 2009 is the day when..

All US TV stations will stop transmitting analog signals.

Are you ready?

Uncle Sam can give you $40 coupons toward the cost of the converter boxes.

If you use cable or satellite, you don't actually need those converter boxes.

But they are nice to have, especially if they are free.
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Is the coupon applicable for USB tuners ?

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Is the coupon applicable for USB tuners ?
Nope, sorry, not from U S.

You have to look for the different source for that.

Uncle Sam only cares about the poor grandmas with the old analog TVs and reception from the rabbit ears antennas. Not about yuppies with HDTVs and fancy computer equipment.

But you knew it already, didn't you?

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how dare the government force such a change on people and then have the audacity to give a hand-out as well....

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Nope, sorry, not from U S.

You have to look for the different source for that.

Uncle Sam only cares about the poor grandmas with the old analog TVs and reception from the rabbit ears antennas. Not about yuppies with HDTVs and fancy computer equipment.

But you knew it already, didn't you?
I have read good stuff about this but as you said, I doubt grandma's converter box uses cutting edge tuning technology.

:: Xceive :: XC5000 TV Tuner

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how dare the government force such a change on people and then have the audacity to give a hand-out as well....

Said 'hand out' being a mere 7% of the nearly 20 Billion dollars raised through the wireless spectrum auction....


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Said 'hand out' being a mere 7% of the nearly 20 Billion dollars raised through the wireless spectrum auction....


http://www.benzworld.org/forums/off-...ml#post3283514
obviously, my attempt at sarcasm failed...

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