• From: "Manfredi, Albert E" <albert.e.manfredi@xxxxxxxxxx>
  • To: <opendtv@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Fri, 23 Jan 2009 17:07:07 -0500

Craig Birkmaier wrote:

>> So far, 24 millions sold, with coupons and outright.
>> That's a pretty huge hit.

> Where did you get this number?

Oops, it was a different thread, in the same time period, which you
already responded to:

[opendtv] Plenty of DTV converter boxes left, study finds

Date: Mon, 19 Jan 2009 17:56:12 -0500


After some shortages in the first quarter of 2008, when only 1.3 million
converter boxes were sold, retailers made some changes to their supplier
roster, Moore said. As a result, shipments of converter boxes increased
by 49 percent in the second quarter, another 64 percent in the third
quarter and nearly 100 percent in the fourth quarter, according to

"While the Congress works out the last-minute issues surrounding the
waiting list for government coupons, the NTIA [National
Telecommunications and Information Administration] program has resulted
in sales of nearly 20 million coupon-eligible converter boxes," Moore
said. "And our research shows that as many as four million additional
boxes have been sold to consumers without coupons."

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