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Digital converter box

Does the bh2004d need the digital converter box if not hooked up to cable ?
We are only using an antenna to pick up channels locally.

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    Betsy Stephenson Oct 05, 2008

    do my durabrand TV's need a digital converter box before 2/17/09 in order to watch TV using an antenna?

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Like I said before to to people... if your channels are showin up like so (4.1 or 4-1) then yes it's digital!

Posted on May 23, 2009

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