Really ticked that we are forced to buy something we don't want. I got the government coupons, bought APEX DT250A digital converter, hooked it up to my office JVC TV (with VCR/DVD combo machine) and everything worked fine for two weeks. Suddenly, it doesn't work. Only get a few syllables, maybe a few words, per a minute of show or commercial. Can't get most of the channels that I was getting when I first installed it. It loses its programming, I've reprogrammed it several times, but still does not keep its programming. What's up??! I have not changed anything. Thanks for any useable advice!