Dtv???

christyanne

DTVUSA Member
#1
OK seriously, i mean what is up with this converter box thing. I keep hearing about it but, i have no idea what it is or if i even need it:confused: how do i know if i need it or not. Sometimes I wish i knew more about electronics. Any help would be nice.
 

Jason Fritz

Administrator
Staff member
#2
Hello Christy, and welcome aboard...
Depending on the make and model of your television set, you may need a digital converter box if you're TV is not equipped with a digital tuner.

If your TV isn't equipped with a digital tuner, a digital converter box would be needed to help convert your analog television set to receive digital television broadcasts.

Why? (In a brief explanation) The U.S. government has mandated that all over-the-air television stations broadcast only digital signals after February 17th, 2008. This may cause you to not receive any television broadcasts after this date if you do not have a TV with a digital tuner.

You can read more information about what a converter box is at the following resources: The Digital TV Transition: FAQs - Consumer Corner or Will my Analog TV become obsolete after February 17, 2009? | TVConversionhelp.com

Anyway, there are a few things we need to know about your TV setup:

1. Do you have cable or satellite service?

2. When did you buy your TV and what make and model # is it (You may have to look on the back of the television set)

3. Do you use an antenna with your TV (ie: rabbit ears, or a powered antenna)
 

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bugz71

DTVUSA Jr. Member
#4
I am very surprised that it took this long to become active on the subject. I think they have been advertising since February and so it surprises me that one would wait so long to question it. Although I do think that there are more people out there that are not taking this too seriously.
 

Aaron62

Contributor
Staff member
#5
I am very surprised that it took this long to become active on the subject. I think they have been advertising since February and so it surprises me that one would wait so long to question it. Although I do think that there are more people out there that are not taking this too seriously.
:D I wonder what the percentage of people are who are waiting to the last minute to order coupons and convert their televisions. I bet it's high, just watch.
 
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