HDTV Tuner Boxes
Federal Rebate/Coupon Program
The federal government initially subsidized consumer purchases of hdtv tuner boxes. However per the FCC DTV transition website,
"The Coupon Program is over. The last day to apply for a coupon or file an appeal was July 31, 2009. There are no more active coupons and retailers can no longer accept coupons for converter box sales. Some retailers may still be selling converter boxes without accepting coupons. NTIA and the FCC can provide no further assistance regarding coupons."
Even though the program is over, you may still purchase an hdtv converter box for far less than a new HDTV. Converter boxes typically cost between $20-$80.