August 11, 2008

Free Cable?!

Well, maybe that's kindof misleading. But if you are anything like us, we have never paid for cable. So last night when we installed our new DTV Converter Box, we were pleasantly surprised to find that suddenly we had about 50 new channels! Okay, about 20 of them are in other languages, but there are still about 30 good channels we never had before! ABC alone now gives us 4 different ABC's to choose from! No more bad reception, either. We now have reception that is good on every single channel, without having to get up and adjust the "bunny ears" on top of our television! All without the hefty cable bill every month!

If you haven't yet gotten your converter box coupon, be sure to get one soon (although if you have certain types of cable you might not need a converter box). Then, you can go to either a store to purchase your box, or online, like I did. (I looked at some of the stores listed on their site for months but they were always out of stock, especially at Wal-Mart). We settled on the Artec model, which we are really happy with. Some of the remotes that come with these boxes don't have volume control on them, but ours does. The box was only $9.99 plus shipping (also between $5-10), but we still paid less than we would have at some of the in-store retailers, plus I didn't have to drive anywhere to buy it. We got it within a week.

If you don't have cable, this is definitely the way to go!


Anna said...

Did it take you a long time to get your converter box coupon? I signed up for it probably a couple of weeks ago and I still haven't received it.

Anna said...

Jaimie...I got my coupon today and I went on to that site you recommended and I ordered the same model that you got. I didn't even know you could order online, so THANK YOU so much! It saves me a trip to the store. I've heard that the moment the stores get them they sell out so quickly.