the converters they sell will do you no good they are Pal converters and will not work in the US. purchase an converter in the US a few good ones are zenith ,Insignia both made by LG Insignia sold at best buy. DTVPal-PLus and DTVPal DVR from dish network the dish net work ones to not require a account with dish and there is no monthly charge. the one has a DVR which has no fee as well and has duel tuners so you can watch and record different channels both dish units have a seven day program guide..
the regular converters run around 69.00 and the DVR one runs 249.00