Big Switch Minute: Converter Coupons

WILMINGTON -- There's a way to get a converter box for just a few dollars.

You only need a converter box if you have a TV that is not digital-ready and if you don't have cable or satellite service.

You can get a $40 converter box coupon from the Federal Government on the WECT website or by calling 1-888-DTV-2009.

Converter boxes run anywhere from about $50 to $100.

Wal-Mart is running a special deal at local stores.  You can get a Magnavox converter for a little over $50, or with the coupon for only $13.

The Leland Wal-Mart said it has 100 of the boxes.  Some stores, though, report a short supply so you may want to call first.

We will answer more converter box questions when the head of the program is in Wilmington next week for two days of meetings and speeches.

Reported by Jim Hanchett