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House Votes Down Digital Delay Bill

Posted by Sheila Franklin Categories: HDTV, Home Entertainment

Digit AlThe House today voted down the bill to switch the digital delay from Feb.17 to June 12 by its failure to get 2/3 of the vote. The bill, backed by President Obama, had already passed in the Senate. Many Republicans believe that passing the bill and boosting the coupon program would create more confusion. Nielsen reports that about 6.5 million households are still not ready for the changeover. Stay tuned to see either the bill gets reworked for another vote or if President Obama saves the day.

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Apex DT502 Converter Box Only a Penny

Apex DT502

Comp USA is offering a digital converter for only a penny. The DT502 features a smart antenna jack, RCA audio out, and coax, composite and S-video out. The Apex Converter comes with a remote control. The device retails for $59.99 and has an instant $19.98 savings. Put in your coupon code in the ADD TO CART space and that leaves you with only a cent to pay. And don’t try to cheat with an expired card as they will catch it.

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TV Converter Boxes Are Now Available

Magnavox STB

Wal-Mart has announced that they now have OTA (over the air) analog to digital converter boxes for sale. The Magnavox STB will set you back $49.87. If you remembered to send for your $40.00 coupon from the NTIA early, which should be arriving soon, that’s quite a savings. We also learned last week that Best Buy will be offering an Insignia converter box retailing at $59.99, beginning February 17, and will also accept the coupons.

 

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Coupons for Digital Changeover Available

Posted by Sheila Franklin Categories: HDTV, Household, Internet, Misc. Tech

ATCS Tuner CouponIt is now only 412 days until the end of analog TV. If you want to receive a coupon good for $40.00 towards the price of an ATCS tuner, you had best get to it. We checked into it yesterday (day one) and noticed that our order was around number 22,000. Since the boxes will not become available until late February or early March, the coupons will be issued then. Up to two per household are allowed and they expire 90 days from receipt. Remember that if you have cable or satellite, chances are the problem will be taken care of for you, but it never hurts to have a back-up plan.

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Gear Live Readers: 20% Off SCOTTeVEST Coupon Code

SCOTTeVEST Holiday CouponAlright guys, our favorite tech clothing line has hooked us up with another holiday coupon code for your money-spending ways. If you are looking for something unique, head on over to SCOTTeVEST and pick up any of their Technology Enabled Clothing. If you fill your shopping cart with $150 or more in gear, feel free to use coupon code GEARLIVE to save 20% on your order. Even better, if you want a bonus, order by December 7, and shipping is free on your order as well. Can’t beat that. Of course, if you find out about this after the 7th, take solace in the face that the coupon code itself is good through the end of the year.

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