Many people do not even realize that there is a free over-the-air option available to them
Syosset, NY (PRWEB) January 20, 2009
In an effort to aid consumers with the digital switchover taking place on February 17, HDTVAntennaLabs.com has announced an antenna giveaway. Ten antennas will be awarded to ten different households after the drawing takes place on the switchover day.
"With the economy being in such turmoil, some consumers are actually choosing to drop their cable or satellite subscriptions and switching to over-the-air HDTV, which is a free option for obtaining the digital signal," said Arthur Gubeskys, Vice President and Co-Founder Convexicon, Inc., which is the parent company of HDTVAntennaLabs.com. "At the same time, many are having difficulty coming up with the funds for purchasing the antennas needed to receive the digital signals that will be broadcast. With our giveaway, we hope to make it possible for ten lucky people to get rid of their cable or satellite bill at no extra cost to them."
On February 17th, the majority of television broadcasts will only be available in the digital format. As a result, those with analog televisions will need to purchase a converter in order to downgrade the digital signal to an analog signal. Those with digital televisions, on the other hand, do not require a converter box. Rather, they may use a TV antenna in order to receive the digital signals and to watch their local television broadcasts without needing to purchase cable or satellite service.
"Many people do not even realize that there is a free over-the-air option available to them," continued Gubeskys. "We hope to spread awareness while also making it easy for ten people to get started with using an antenna to obtain the digital signal. As part of the giveaway, we will even help the winners select the best antennas for their specific locations. That way, they will get the best signal possible."
To enter the contest, consumers simply need to visit HDTV Antenna Labs for contest form and enter their name and email address. The contest is limited to one per household and contestants must be United States residents.
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