Redemption rate of TV converter box vouchers just OK, not great


Have you switched over to digital TV yet? Well, you probably did, since you read tech blogs, but the average American? Not so much.

Since the government started offering vouchers for analog-to-digital TV signals, about 5.3 million households have received at least one. The main bottleneck seems to be that manufacturers and retailers like Best But have been slow to roll out the actual converter boxes.

One of Alaska’s senators is losing sleep (read: not really) over the issue, concerned that his constituents aren’t up to speed with the whole analog-to-digital transition, especially since so many of them rely on over-the-air TV signals.

So, have you done the honorable thing and told all your friends and family about the transition? I haven’t!