Need help locating a box to make my TV receive true HDTV
Can you steer me to the correct place to buy a "converter" box so my HDTV that is supposed to be ready can in fact receive HDTV broadcasts. Thanks. Have Hitachi 43FDX01B Thanks. firstname.lastname@example.org
51 inch hdtv ultravision digital
I need help finding a receiver so that my "HDTV Ready" set will broadcast HD channels.
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Your Hitachi 51UWX20B is an HDTV-Ready TV. No Digital Tuner. HDTV-Ready means that your TV set is capable of displaying analog and high-definition digital pictures, but without a digital tuner, it cannot receive the digital signal. An HDTV-Ready requires an external high-definition TV receiver (digital tuner) in order to receive HDTV signals. These external receivers can be called an HDTV Tuner, set-top-box, decoder or DTV Converter Box . So you will be required to purchase a converter box to receive over the air programming from an external antenna.
If the audiovox does not have digital capability you will need a converter. The converter "converts" the digital signal back to the old signal so that your tv will recognize and play it. Thanks for using fixya.
to add to what MIKEY-MOORE wrote, OUR government was offering discount ($20 off a $40-$45) coupons on a digital converter box that you can use your original antenna ( I still use my original nineteen and 65 (1965) rabbit ears antenna) to receive the digital signals NOW being transmitted through the air. In order to receive the signals YOU MUST get the converter. GOTO any Radio Shack, Walmart, to acquire the converter box. You will need one for EVERY tv in your house. I have a HDTV (but not digital) and I had to buy 3 boxes.
If you are picking up only analog channels, you will need a converter box. You can pick a converter box up for $49 or $59 dollars at walmart or target. Best Buy is way overcharging if they are selling them at $100.
Almost any electronics store should be able to help you out.
heres some helpful info from www.dtv2009.gov
go to the link for your $40 coupons
*note DTV and HDTV are two different things, you want the HDTV box
Certified converter boxes are available from both national and local retailers. Call ahead to confirm availability of coupon-eligible converter boxes on the day you plan to shop.
Converter boxes can be purchased at any of these national retailers currently participating in the program:
Locate participating national retailers in your area by completing the form below.
Online and Telephone Retailers
Converter boxes can also be purchased online or by telephone and can be shipped directly to your home.
Hi Drtrippy, If I understand correctly, you are using your VCR for the actual tuning of the TV.
The converter box itself contains a tuner, so you should now receive extra channels available only to an HD tuner.You should try connecting your antenna as input to the converter box.Then output the signal from your converter box to the VCR.Your VCR may then remain connected to your projector.
You may simply think of this as if you are inserting the converter box between your antenna and your VCR, which should be currently connected to receive an over-the-air signal.Remember, as the tuner you will be using is in the converter box, you will need to change channels using the converter box, not the VCR.