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Dvd with analog tuner work when swithc to all digital signal next

I have a phillips dvd recorder with hard drive and ntsc tuner. will this unit work when we switch to all digital signals next year

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This unit will only work if you have a digital cable connection box. If you get cable service you will have this service if not you will need to buy a digital to analog converter box. This can be purchased at any large electronics store, like Fry's or the Micro Center. You can also purchase them on line. Use you favorite search engine and plug in Television digital to analog converter boxes. The search engine will bring up places to purchase them. I hope this information help you with your problem.

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The manual for the DMR-E85H is available from Panasonic here: http://service.us.panasonic.com/OPERMANPDF/DMRE85H.pdf .

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HDTV quality is only reproduced when a broadcaster or cable provider broadcasts
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