…you cancel the cable.
We finally got our digital converter box. The results are spectacular. Not only do we get a much clearer picture, we also get more channels.
We also bought some inexpensive rabbit ears because our antenna was pretty sucky.
For maybe $20 bucks, we’ve eliminated a monthly bill.
When Micah called to cancel the cable tv (though not internet!), the representative asked him why he was canceling. I couldn’t help giggling when he said “Now that we have a digital converter box, we’re getting more channels with a much better picture than Comcast was giving us. So we’re not using cable anymore.” Apparently, she had no response and simply processed it.
Even if she’d offered us free cable, we wouldn’t have taken it. The quality is simply astounding. You can apply for a coupon here to get $40 off your digital converter box. Who knows, maybe you’ll end up canceling cable too (if you haven’t already).
When will you need a converter box? The transition will happen on February 17, 2009 in most areas. If you don’t have a converter box by then, you won’t be able to watch tv without buying cable, satellite, or a box. But many stations (especially in populous areas) are already broadcasting digitally so you can use it right away.