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Does Toshiba #MD13Q41 (Man. Date Jan. 05) have Digital Tuner

Do I need to get a converter box for this tv?

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The key is that you are on Directv. So the answer is no. You can't even use the converter boxes with Directv. They are only for watching programs using regular TV antennas.

FYI, based on the online manual, this model TV does NOT have an ATSC tuner built in, even though it has digital audio out. It's only NTSC.

Posted on Mar 03, 2008

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Negative. Here are the specs for your TV/DVD combo: I hope this solution is helpful. Please take a moment to rate this solution.

Toshiba MD13M1 Dvd Type: DVD player - built-in
Media Type: DVD, CD, Video CD
DVD Repeat Modes: A-B repeat, title, chapter
CD Playback Modes: Program play, random play / shuffle, all tracks repeat, one track repeat
Tv tuner Analog TV Tuner: NTSC
Reception System: NTSC-M
Analog Channel Qty: 181 channel(s)
Channel Coverage: VHF:2-13, UHF:14-69, Cable:1-125
MTS Stereo: Yes
Secondary Audio Program (SAP): Yes
Video features Closed Caption Capability: Yes
Closed Captioning on Mute: Yes
Remote control Type: Remote control - infrared
Features: Back-lit buttons
Connections Connector Type:

  • 1 x headphones ( mini-phone stereo 3.5 mm ) - front
  • 1 x composite video/audio input ( RCA phono x 3 ) - front
  • 1 x SPDIF output ( RCA phono ) - rear
  • Composite video/audio input ( RCA phono x 3 ) - rear
  • 1 x antenna ( F connector ) - rear

Posted on Feb 11, 2009

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SOURCE: digital converter box won't work on toshiba md13p3 model

You can go online to the digital tv website and check your area for signal strength. All you do is punch in your area code and it will tell you if your able to get any channels. In your set up screen you can run a channel scan. Most of the time you need a good digital antennea which is something they don't tell you. I purchased one for about fifty dollars and it still don't work all that great I got a very weak signal.........So Good Luck and I hope this information was helpful to you Thank You For Using Fixya.Com! Have A Great Day! : )

Posted on Jun 17, 2009

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