Tuesday, July 22, 2008

Going digital

Many people don't know all TV broadcasts will be digital starting in Feb 2009 . That means if you're like me and have a hand me down TV with bunny ears it will cease to function. The FCC has faced some criticism for not doing enough to educate the public so feel free to pass this on to anyone you know who might be affected. Non english speakers, the elderly and those without access to the internet are especially likely to be affected.

The government is offering a rebate program for $40 or $80 to cover the cost of a converter box. You can go to this website for the details and to sign up. It takes about a month to get yours in the mail. I just got mine.

Also, remember TV's and electronic equipment can't go in the regular trash. If you live in Pinellas County you can go to their website for recycling and disposal information including mobile collection sites.

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