T.v. converter box coupon program, all about this 2009 ntia initiative
If your TV currently receives good quality reception with your antenna, it should be able to receive DTV signals through the converter box with the same antenna. After June 1,retailers could apply to sell converter boxes.
In that case, a "contingent" fund would be available for US households not serviced by cable or satellite. By the end ofthe New York Times said "about 40 million coupons have been requested, but to date 16 million have been redeemed, compared with an estimated 35 million televisions that will lose a signal.
Most video recorders were also unable to change channels under control of built-in timers when using a converter, as channel selection was then handled by the converter. On August 13,the CBA announced that it would cease operations.