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CONSUMER ALERT: Television receivers with
only an analog broadcast tuner and will require a converter box after February 17, 2009 to
receive over-the-air broadcasts with an antenna because of the U.S.'s transition to
digital broadcasting. Analog-only TVs should continue to work as before with cable and
satellite TV services, gaming consoles, VCRs, DVD players, and similar products. For more
information, call the Federal Communications Commission at 1-888-225-5322
(TTY: 1-888-835-5322), or visit the commission's digital-television Web site at: www.dtv.gov.
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ENGLEWOOD, CO Jan. 7, 2008 EchoStar Holding Corporation (Nasdaq: SATS) today announced its plans to offer two new digital-to-analog converter boxes. The boxes will be distributed in anticipation of the Federal Communications Commissions requirement that all full-power broadcasters cease the transmission of their analog signal by Feb. 17, 2009.
EchoStars TR-40 over-the-air, digital-to-analog converter allows analog TVs to receive digital over-the-air broadcasts and comes with an onscreen setup wizard for easy installation. Other features include up to a seven-day electronic programming guide (EPG), program search, parental locks and VCR auto-tune timers. The box will be sold under both the EchoStar and Sling Media, Inc. brand names for $39.99 at retail, and can be purchased via the National Telecommunications and Information Administrations Digital-to-Analog Converter Box Coupon Program. The program provides U.S. households with up to two coupons, worth $40 each, toward the purchase of eligible digital-to-analog converter boxes, which includes the TR-40. Visit www.dtv2009.gov for more details.
EchoStar will also offer the TR-50 DVR digital-to-analog converter box that includes a digital video recorder, allowing customers to view, record and play back local over-the-air analog and digital broadcasts, including high definition. The TR-50 DVR offers all of the TR-40 features, plus closed captioning, reminder pop-ups for pre-selected programming, simultaneous output from HD and SD connections, as well as Ethernet, modem and USB connections to support additional functionality. Pricing for the TR-50 DVR will be established in the coming months.
The TR-40 is sampling now and will be available in limited quantities in March and unlimited quantities in June of this year. The TR-50 DVR will be available in July.
While DISH Network has always offered 100 percent digital programming, we know there are still a lot of consumers who have analog TV sets and want to ensure they can continue to watch their favorite over-the-air programming without interruption, said Mark Jackson, president of EchoStar Holding Corporation. Our new TR-40 and TR-50 DVR digital-to-analog converter boxes leverage the award-winning technology we put into our suite of receivers, and will provide analog TV owners a TV viewing experience not unlike that offered by digital TV sets.