I bought a Symphonic WF2702 TV about 4 years ago when most TVs were being sold with digital tuners, but I can find nothing in the owner's manual except that it has PLL Frequency Synthesized Tuning. Does anyone know for sure? I don't want to buy a converter box if I don't need one. Thanks.
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Most of the RCA GuidePlus Gold gemstar TVs worked with analog TV signals (NTSC) only. The Guide+ information was only broadcast in NTSC signals and is no longer being provided. If you can check the date of manufacture of the TV, you can use the size to check if it had an ATSC tuner added if it was made for the US market. 37"+ TVs had to have a digital tuner in second half of 2005. 25" TVs needed to have the ATSC tuner after March, 2006. The next year all TVs had to have a digital tuner.
I hope this helps. Please add a comment with the model number of the TV, if you would like me to confirm the tuner information on your set.
(The RCA F31317 TV with Guide+ was manufactured in 2000 and thus only has a NTSC tuner.)
I'd need the model number to tell if the RCA TV has a digital (ATSC) or analog (NTSC) tuner. The mandate for inclusion of the ATSC tuner depended on the size of the TV and the year of manufacture. Small (<25" diagonal) TVs didn't need to have an ATSC tuner when they were built until 2007. The older TVs could still be sold with a "cable-ready" or similar NTSC only label. (The 32"+ TVs had to have the ATSC tuners in 2005 and the mid-size TVs had to have the digital tuners in 2006.)
For example the 27F530T was manufactured in 2003 and only has a NTSC tuner. However, the 20F424T was manufactured in 2008 and does have an ATSC tuner.
The Protron PLTV-32 only has an analog tuner (NTSC). So you need a digital to analog converter to watch OTA programming. A basic d-t-a converter will give you Standard Definition output (480i) (either on the TVs antenna in or the composite in inputs).
Since the TV can show a high definition signal (720p), you could also use an HD tuner set top box. However, these are significantly more expensive than the $40-70 SD converter boxes that were sold for purchase with the government coupon last year. Alternatively you can use a DVR with a tuner as your set top box (computer with a tuner card) to the VGA or DVI inputs on the TV.
No,all small tvs CRT tubes analoge tvs design under 35" none of the tvs have a digital tuner inside of it tv Tuner signal board.Must get a signal through a Digital Converter box to recieve a free on AIR broadcating channels from a Digital broadcasting signal.Tvs that are analoge CRT tubes design that have a Digital Tuner design inside of it are only some DLP tvs analoge CRT tube design 40" and above have it only.
That unit has a NTSC tuner. May be HD Ready but it does not have a digital tuner. Unless you live quiet close to a local Broadcaster, rabbit ears would be useless.
The only way you would be able to get HD is using a HD Set Top Box, HD Satellite System,
or HD Cable BOX, using the Componet or HDMI inputs.
Hope this helps