Apply now for the DTV coupon

December 29, 2008 5:11:36 PM PST
There is a lot to like about the digital TV conversion such as a better picture or more over the air channels. The $40 coupons that are offered will help people pay for the transition.

The Federal government will give you two free coupons to off-set the costs, but it is best to apply right away.

ABC7's Michael Finney logged on to the site and was told if he applied today, the coupons would be sent out on January 17th, and it would take 10 days to arrive in the mail; so he figures he would get a coupon on the 27th. By then, time is running and there would be only 20 days to buy the converter box and get it set up.

It's best to apply now:

To find out if your set is ready, call 1-888-CALL-FCC or go to