Sure, Tuesday the 17th doesn't hold the same luster as before, but a key reason for this day coming and passing is the converter coupon program running out of cash. The waiting list recently measured around 4 million strong, with 100,000 or so coupons going out each day as older ones expired and freed up funds. It'll only take two weeks to clear the list completely once the additional funding
from the stimulus package comes through, unfortunately too late to avoid a pushback
of the DTV switch. Waiting for a coupon and live in a place where all / most of the stations are shutting off analog today
? You're still on the same first-come, first-served list as everyone else, but we're sure you followed our advice
and picked up the necessary equipment with plenty of time to spare.