Did you get yours yet? How does it work?

@Modestah (11188)
United States
May 4, 2008 3:08am CST
I received our plastic coupon towards purchasing the converter box for the television for when analog reception will no longer function... Did you get yours yet? Did you purchase the box yet? where did you buy it at? was it the lowest priced one, medium priced or highest price? Does it function well? has it boosted your reception at all? We live so far away from any broadcasters and back in the woods - and even with our large roof antenna we have not had any reception for around a year now.... We decided to not bother to get the box... not sure it would work for us anyhow - plus have adjusted to not having television and find it rather beneficial.
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• United States
4 May 08
Modestah, I have Tv already. I have dish network. I pay 42 a month basic. i guess its what you find acceptable for your family. I like TV. i will try and hold on to mine as long as I can.
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@Modestah (11188)
• United States
4 May 08
that's fine angel, I was curious if the converter box boosts the signal prior to the "changeover" do you happen to know? I do not think we live close enough to a signal source for it to be beneficial for us.
@mummymo (23707)
4 May 08
Well I think it is different here in the UK modestah as we do not get any coupons towarda a converter box but have to go it alone! It isn't so bad as you can buy a cheap freeview box which allows your tv to keep working after changeover for £24 (about $48) but you used to be able to get them cheaper - prices seem to be rising the closer it gets. We have 3 freeview boxes in our house - on for each tv as you get extra channels on them too! xxx
• Canada
4 May 08
I like you, Modestah, live where there is NO cable available...and as of Feb. 2009, my rabbit ears (antenna) will not work. I do not under-stand what is going on. My understanding is that I have to buy a DTV box for every channel that I want to watch! I haven't persued the cost yet...or even decided what to do? Would it be cheaper to go satellite dish?
@Modestah (11188)
• United States
4 May 08
so this is a universal thing, this switching from analog? It seems kind of creepy to me and gives me a shudder when the conspiracy theorist inside of me tries to analyze it all... hehe.
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@mummymo (23707)
4 May 08
LOL Well it is happening in the UK too honey - that is about all I know! Hmmm maybe it could be a worldwide conspiracy? xxx
• United States
4 May 08
not yet-i've been meaning to.i need at least two of them for the ones not on cable.it kind of sucks that i have to,one is just a bitty tv for the kitchen,but i don't want to buy another tv.