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Does my tv need a converter box?

Someone gave me an old Zenith Model SS1917B3. I have checked on-line for a manual and have had no success. I can't see anything on the back of the set describing a digital tuner.

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  • Bill Sullivan Jan 15, 2009

    I have the same model television. Zenith SS1917B3

    I bought the cable box and a new UHF antenna and they appear to be working, but I cannot tune this TV to channel 3. The television came with a remote and the ability to setup "favorite channels", so 10-15 years ago it was setup to tune in only those stations on air in our area. With the remote, I could change this, but the remote stopped working more than 5 years ago. Modern remotes do not affect this TV--I don't know if it used an earlier style of remote or the sensor in the TV cabinet is not working.

    I, by the way, I have a "Manual de Instrucciones" for the television. It is entirely in Spanish.



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