Doug Lung / 09.28.2007 12:00AM
NTIA Approves First Coupon Converter Boxes
Digital Stream has obtained the first NTIA approval for an ATSC digital-to-analog set-top converter box
. The converter will be available at major retailers starting in January 2008. NTIA found the two Digital Stream converters, D2A1D10 and D2A1D20, met all of its requirements, are RoHS-compliant and exceed Energy Star requirements. The suggested retail price for the converters was estimated to be $69.99.
Ju H. Kim, Digital Stream CEO, said, “We are pleased to be the first company to offer an NTIA-approved digital-to-analog converter box. The converter will help ease the transition to digital technology for millions of on-air television viewers.”
While Digital Stream
may not be recognized by consumers, the Korean-based company has been providing internal DTV components for more than 40 TV models from well-known manufacturers. It offers HDTV built-in modules, receivers, HD media players, DTV antennas and IPTV solutions.
Information on the NTIA coupon program is available at www.ntia.doc.gov/dtvcoupon/