This is a discussion on www.dtv.com within the DTV | HDTV Chat forums, part of the Over-the-Air (Antenna TV) category.
dtv.com is not the government's $40 dtv coupon website, it's actually a private business that's purchased dtv.com for use to promote satellite tv products. The government's official $40 tv converter box coupon website is located at http://www.dtv2009.gov. The FCC's DTV information webpage is located at www.dtv.gov.
A recent news article "exposes" dtv.com as a "fishy website" that's trying to confuse consumers into thinking their clicking on to the government's dtv coupon webpage page.
Do you think dtv.com is a fishy website, or was it just a smart marketing move to purchase that domain name?
Source: Fishy Web Site Lures Consumers Seeking DTV Converter Box Coupons | NBC Dallas-Fort Worth
Other news agencies are starting to run the dtv.com story.
Check it out at: NBC2 News Online - Scam Digital TV sites springing up
Suprisingly, the Better Business Bureau went on the record when it said the following statement:
"The company is trying to confuse consumers, or take advantage of consumers that would be going to DTV
.gov," said David Beasley with the Dallas Better Business Bureau.
The guy that owns dtv.com is profiting from people trying to upgrade their televisions due to a government mandate. I'm not sure if he's breaking a law exactly, but morally, it's just wrong. DTV is confusing, and even ordering the dtv coupon is hard enough for some folks who aren't use to operating a computer. dtv.com is making it even tougher for these folks.
the site redirects to one of the bull************ satellite softwares for your computer
(yes they are scams)
It looks like dtv.com is a bit different. I checked the website registry on it and it looks like they're going to own it until 2017. At least they took down the scam site.