Purchasing a Converter Box
It is not necessary to have a coupon in order to purchase a converter box. Boxes generally cost $50 to $60 without a coupon. Buying a converter box with a $40 coupon is simply the least expensive way to become DTV-Prepared.
Where to Buy Boxes in Fairfax County: Boxes currently sell for $50 to $60 in Fairfax County at Best Buy, BJ’s, CVS, K&O Satellite, K-Mart, Micro Center, MyerEmco, Office Depot, Radio Shack, Rite Aid, Sam’s Club, Sears, Shoppers Food Warehouse, Target, and Wal-Mart. It is advisable to call in advance to determine if the store has converter boxes in stock.
On-Line Purchase of Converter Boxes: Coupons may also be used to purchase converter boxes over the Internet. Shipping charges may apply.
Contents of a Converter Box Package: A converter box package includes the converter box itself, a round RF coaxial cable, a remote control, and printed instructions. Some converter boxes also include a red-white-yellow composite A/V cable and batteries. Check the converter box packaging for completeness before leaving the retailer or throwing away a delivery receipt. Keep the purchase receipt in case the converter box is defective and needs to be exchanged for one that works properly.
More information about the digital television transition is available on the following topics:
- Are All of the Televisions in the Household DTV-Prepared?
- Applying for $40 DTV Coupons
- Expired or Lost DTV $40 Coupons Can Now Be Replaced
- Reviewing Converter Box Features
- Antennas and Reception Issues
- Cables or Other Equipment Needed?
- Portable and Large Projection TVs; S-Video and Composite A/V Cables
- Setting Up a Converter Box
- Channel-Selection Trouble-Shooting Guide
- Setting Up a VCR or DVD
- Recycling Older Televisions
- Additional Information and Resources
- Alternative Formats
- Digital Transition Assistance for Older Adults and Adults with Disabilities