Dust Off those Rabbit Ears!
Know any retrogrouch Luddites that have resisted the temptations of cable TV, to say nothing of the latest in satellite TV? Here's your chance to bring them up to date, and win some cool schwag for yourself too. The Consumer Electronics Association (CEA) and the National Association of Broadcasters (NAB) just announced a national contest that's hoped to educate consumers about the impending switch to digital television, and encourage them to make the change now. Dubbed the "Rabbit Ears Pioneers" contest, the photo/essay contest is looking for stories about folks who still use antennas to receive over-the-air broadcasts for their television viewing. If chosen, the retrogrouch and you can both win a complete HD home theater system with an HDTV, Blu-ray player, and surround system. Keep reading for details about the contest.
The contest was announced by TV's favorite mom, Florence Henderson, in conjunction with the "Convert Your Mom" ad campaign. All of this is an effort to prepare everyone, of all ages, for the switch to digital on February 17, 2009.
Enter the contest and rat out your favorite analog holdout. Monthly winners will get a digital converter box and digital antenna, just in case they can't let go of their analog TVs. We won't tell if you enter yourself. It's never too soon to go digital.-Leslie Shapiro