What Converter Box Should I Get?

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I have an older TV that I need a converter box for, which one should I get?

AMTC AT-2016

AccessHD DTA1010U

AccessHD DTA1020U

AccessHD DTA1010D

AccessHD DTA1020D

Apex DT1001

Apex DT1002

Artec T3A

Artec T3APro

CASTi CAX-01

COSHIP N9900T

Digital Stream DSP7500T

Digital Stream DSP6500R

DigitalSTREAM D2A1D10

DigitalSTREAM D2A1D20

* DigitalSTREAM DTX9900

ECHOSTAR TR-40*

GE 22729

GE 22730

Goodmind DTA900

Goodmind DTA1000

Goodmind DTA980

Insignia NS-DXA1

Kingbox K8V8

Lasonic LTA-260

Lasonic LTR-260

Magnavox TB100MW9

Magnavox TB-100MG9*

MaxMedia MMDTVB03

MicroGEM MG2000

Microprose MPI-500

Mustek MAT-K50

OLEVIA DTA100

Philco TB150HH9

Philco TB100HH9

RCA DTA 800B

RCA DTA 800A

Sansonic FT300RT

Sansonic FT300A

Skardin DTR-0727

Synergy Global Supply SYN2009

TATUNG TDB3000

Tivax STB-T9

VENTURER STB7766G

ZINWELL ZAT-856

Zenith DTT900

Zentech DF2000
 

SWHouston

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WOW, that's quite a list !, I didn't realize that there were that many Converters available.

However, if I may point out, that one need to take a close look at some rather important features on a Box, which may be quite valuable to a User, as time passes.

VCR TIMER:
This allows one to combine the scheduling of his Analog VCR/DVD to record a program.
BATTERY BACKUP:
If your location is prone to have Power Outages, this is a very handy feature in conjunction with a Battery Operated TV.
ELECTRONIC ON-SCREEN PROGRAM GUIDE:
Being able to view the nightly/daily schedule is convenient, some Converters have a 7 Day Schedule.
S-VIDEO or COMPONENT OUTPUT CONNECTORS:
Most Converters have the Composite (RCA) connectors, but the S-Video will deliver a better picture and the Component is best. Check your Television, not all TV's have these type connectors.

The above is only a few of the more important features. Be sure to look through the specifications of the Box you are considering, and if there's anything you have a question about, please come back and ask.

NOTE:
If you wish to watch one program, while recording another, you must have TWO Converters.

Good luck ! :thumb:
 
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