Federal Rebate/Coupon System
The federal government at first subsidized consumer purchases of hdtv tuner bins. Nonetheless per the FCC DTV transition internet site,
"The voucher Program has ended. The past time to try to get a voucher or lodge an appeal was July 31, 2009. There aren't any more active discount coupons and retailers cannot accept coupons for converter package product sales. Some stores may still be selling converter boxes without accepting coupons. NTIA in addition to FCC provides no more support regarding coupons."
Although the system is over, you may still purchase an hdtv converter box for less than a unique HDTV. Converter containers usually cost between $20-$80.