Best Buy providing Free DTV converter installation

Fresno, CA Beto Rodriguez with Best Buy said, "I see a lot of different customers here every day and it seems like the number one thing if they don't want a TV they need a converter box

Rodriguez says converter boxes have been flying off the shelves by the dozens in recent weeks.

By Friday June 12th, people will no longer be able to get a picture on an analog television over the air. Consumers must buy a digital converter box, an updated television or connect to cable or satellite to continue watching television.

People coming into Best Buy are asking plenty of questions about the switch.

Rodriguez said, "The most popular question is what type of antenna they need if their existing antenna would work".

Best Buy's Geek Squad has been busier than normal. Ever since the company started offering converter box installation for free, these geeks have really been on the move. Here they are at Juanita Martinez's house in Visalia.

Juanita Martinez, Visalia resident said, "I think it's a great service that most of the people in our community need".

Jacob Highlanden, Geek Squad said, "I was actually kind of surprised at how quickly the word got out because pretty much the same day that you got in communication that we were going to do the free converter box installs I started getting phone calls right away

In fact the Geek Squad in Visalia has more than 100 appointments for converter box installations next week.

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