October 31, 2007: ST. LOUIS, MO - Antennas Direct has partnered with the National Association of Broadcasters to heighten the awareness of the February 2009 digital conversion. Antennas Direct is donating 1000 DB2 HDTV antennas for the NAB's DTV Road Show. The antennas will be given away at the DTV Road Show events being held across the country.
"We have been working with the public for quite some time and consumers are starting to realize that the best high definition picture is actually free and is available through an off-air antenna." Antennas Direct President Richard Schneider said.
According to Schneider, educating and spreading the word of the digital conversion is a big concern for broadcasters. "Donating antennas is just a small step we can make to toward educating consumers that today's HDTV antennas are specifically tuned for the digital frequencies."
Antennas Direct recently announced their new Clearstream Tuner, a converter box with a built-in indoor antenna, which will be available in February of 2008. It is the first indoor antenna with a built-in converter box of its kind, and will be qualify for the government's analog to digital converter coupon program.
Antennas Direct is a St. Louis-based company manufacturer and distributor.