Judging by the number of people I've seen hauling big screen TVs out of Best Buy, Fry's and other retailers maybe everyone in Mountain View already has a digital TV. If you don't have a new high definition digital TV (HDTV) then you can buy a converter box to plug into your old TV.
The government is helping out by giving each household up to two $40 coupons for converter boxes that you can buy from participating electronics stores, such as Best Buy or Wal-Mart. The coupons are plastic cards and are mailed to participating households.
To get one or two coupons go to www.DTV2009.gov (http://www.DTV2009.gov) or call 1-888-DTV-2009 or mail in an application form from the website.
Deaf or hard of hearing callers may dial 1-877-530-2634 (English/TTY) or 1-866-495-1161 (Spanish/TTY). TTY Service is available from 9 AM - 9 PM Eastern Time Monday through Friday.
You have until the end of March 2009 to get your coupons - so don't forget.