February 17 2009 marks a monumental date in the history of United States television. At midnight, all TV broadcasts will upgrade from analog NTSC transmission to ATSC digital. If you're receiving free, over-the-air TV reception on an older analog TV set, you won't be able to receive the broadcasts and analog broadcasts will cease to exist. To continue using your TV after 2/18, you will need a converter box that converts digital transmissions to the analog signals your TV will be able to read. A joint venture between Sling Media and Echostar, the TR-40 over-the-air, digital-to-analog converter allows analog TVs to receive digital over-the-air broadcasts and comes with an onscreen setup wizard for easy installation. Other features include up to a seven-day electronic programming guide (EPG), program search, parental locks and VCR auto-tune timers. This converter box is only for those people who have analog TV receivers that use free over-the-air antenna reception. If you receive TV from Cable, Satellite, or Phone carrier sources, this box is not applicable.