Converter Boxes Now on Sale at Wal*Mart
Wal*Mart announced this week that it has begun selling DTV converter boxes, in preparation of the analog signal shutoff a year from now. The release of the boxes, which were made by Magnavox, was timed to coincide with the release of $40 coupons from the government, which is scheduled for next week.
The boxes will be available at 3,400 Wal*Mart stores nationwide. The $40 coupons will function as gift cards at the stores, Wal*Mart said.
“Due to our many locations, we expect the majority of customers will come to us for making their digital transition plan, both for convenience and price,” company senior vice president Gary Severson said in a company statement.