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Geek Squad Provides Free DTV Converter Box Installation

June 2, 2009

The FCC has called upon the men and women of Geek Squad to insure that civilians are fully prepared for the June 12, 2009 DTV switch. The goal of the rapid response task force is for no one to see snow (aka static) on June 12.

To request free converter box installation, qualified citizens may call the DTV conversion hotline at 877-BBY-DTV9 (877-229-3889) 8 a.m. – 11 p.m. CST daily.

Customers in Iowa and 30 other states can contact Geek Squad through Tuesday, June 30, 2009 for free assistance. In these states, citizens who are unable to install the converter box they’ve purchased and who are within a Best Buy store service area can request free installation from Geek Squad. Installers will connect up to two of a household’s DTV converter boxes to existing broadcast antennas and analog TVs. In addition to the installation, Geek Squad Installers will:

  • Adjust existing antennas
  • Scan and rescan converter boxes to locate the maximum digital broadcast channels available
  • Integrate an existing VCR
  • Provide guidance on the operation of the converter box. 

Unsure if your household needs a converter box? Check out more information at www.dtv.gov.

For immediate release:
June 2, 2009

For information contact:
Tonya Weber Dusold
Communications Manager
(515) 725-9705

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