Solid Signal named one of only a few retailers on DTV 2009 Web site

Approximately 38 million coupons will be issued for converter boxes during DTV 2009

March 26, 2008: NOVI, Mich. - Detroit -based electronics retailer Solid Signal has been identified as one of only three online retailers and one of only two telephone retailers certified by the federal government to distribute coupon -eligible converter boxes to consumers for the digital transition in 2009.


"The DTV 2009 mission is in line with Solid Signal's mission to educate consumers about the digital switch and to make sure they only buy what they need" said President Jerry Chapman. "We will be taking the opportunity to call our customers to make sure they have all the necessary equipment for the digital conversion in 2009."

At midnight on Feb. 17, 2009, all television stations nationwide will stop broadcasting in analog and switch to digital broadcasting. The Federal Communications Commission estimates that 33.6 million, or 12 percent, of homes in America still receive television through analog television sets.

As part of a multibillion -dollar effort prepare the public for the digital switch, Congress created the TV Converter Box Coupon Program to provide consumers coupons that can be applied toward the purchase of certified digital converter boxes for their analog television sets. The federal government plans to issue 38 million coupons during the DTV 2009 campaign to be used toward the purchase of converter boxes, Chapman said.

Solid Signal is listed on the www.dtv2009.gov Web site as a retailer that sells converter boxes online and over the telephone.

"Of the three online retailers listed on the Web site, Solid Signal is the only one with real name recognition," said Chapman. "And we have a premium security system that protects consumers who order through us online."

About Solid Signal
Solid Signal was founded in 2002 to help customers find new solutions to enhance technology. A member of the Inc 500 list of fastest growing companies, Solid Signal offers satellite, outdoor antenna, consumer electronics and commercial media. Solid Signal customers have access to thousands of products to help distribute high -quality, digital audio and video to a variety of different media outlets, as well as personal advice for product selection. Solid Signal also provides advice for installation and troubleshooting to enhance customers' experiences and is a CEDIA member, allowing the company to better serve professional installers. For more information, visit www.solidsignal.com or call 1.866.374.4625.

Featured Product

PureLink - HCE III TX/RX: 4K HDR over HDBaseT Extension System w/ Control and Bi-Directional PoE

PureLink - HCE III TX/RX: 4K HDR over HDBaseT Extension System w/ Control and Bi-Directional PoE

The HCE III Tx/Rx HDBaseTâ„¢ extension system offers full HDMI 2.0 compliance supporting HDR (High Dynamic Range) and 4K@60Hz with 4:4:4 chroma sampling. Featuring PureLink's proprietary Pr©cis codec, a light compression technology, the HCE III can transport Ultra HD/4K, multi-channel audio, and High Dynamic Range (10 bits support) content over a single CATx cable. The HCE III provides HDMI extension up to 130 feet (40 meters) at Ultra HD/4K and up to 230 ft. (70 meters) at 1080p over category cable with embedded multi-channel audio, CEC pass-through, bi-directional RS-232 and IR control, and PoE - all with zero loss and zero noise. The HCE III Tx/Rx also supports Dolby TrueHD, Dolby Digital Plus and DTS-HD Master Audio plus LCPM (up to 192 kHz). Additionally, the low profile "slim box" enclosure design make the HCE III ideal for limited space installation environments, such as behind flat panel displays and video walls.