My mother has a durabrand tv and I am trying to get her ready for a converter box as she is in a rest home in another state from me. So my question is is the Durabrand tv, model # DWT1905 digital ready or an hdtv. I believe it was purchased approx. 3 years ago.
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Hi. Unfortunately, your tv is NOT digital ready, so if you want to watch anything, you will need a digital convertre box to get any channels, otherwise it's only good as a screen to hook up dvd's and video games to it. Sorry about that, but this new fangled electronic age we live in has made probably 250,000,000 tv's useless without some sort of converter device.
I hope this helps you out.
If you do go to get a converter box, I would just go with one of the inexpensive ones from Wal-Mart.
Rca and Magnavox have boxes for around 30-40 dollars.
if there is a label on the tv stating any of these words “Integrated Digital Tuner,” “Digital Tuner Built-In,” “Digital Receiver,” or “Digital Tuner,” “DTV,” “ATSC,” or “HDTV” then yes if they say “Digital Monitor” or “HDTV Monitor,” or as “Digital Ready” or “HDTV Ready" then no
All information I found indicated that this is an NTSC receiver and will require a converter box to receive the coming digital broadcast signals.
If you have cable or satellite, the drop-dead date is later and up to the provider.
I should mention, however, that if it's connected to cable (or certain satellite services), you won't need a converter to watch the TV - you'll receive the digital signal (although you won't have the 1080-pixel HD resolution - the 36A50 only has 850 lines of resolution).
I hope this helps. Please let me know if I can be of any further assistance. H2H