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Is my Toshiba TV digital or analog?

Does my Toshiba TV, model # 24AF42 have a digital tuner built in. or will I need a converter box to receive digital TV signals after Feb. 09

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If there is a label on the tv stating any of these words “Integrated Digital Tuner,” “Digital Tuner Built-In,” “Digital Receiver,” or “Digital Tuner,” “DTV,” “ATSC,” or “HDTV” then yes
if they say “Digital Monitor” or “HDTV Monitor,” or as “Digital Ready” or “HDTV Ready" then no

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