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Polaroid Model TLX01911C

Is this TV digital ready or does it need a converter box?

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  • ltitus Jan 14, 2009

    Then why didn't my TV work for the digital test what was performed last Monday? Thanks.

  • ltitus Jan 15, 2009

    I do not have cable hooked up to this new TV. I do have an antenna but the TV had a message on it when they did a digital test system on it that indicated it was not digital ready. Why ? Thanks.

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Greetings!

This set is listed as having the ATSC (Advanced Television Systems Committee) tuner. This tuner provides reception of digital over-the-air (antenna/rabbit ears) signals and would therefore not need a converter box fir that use.

If you are trying to receive un-encrypted digital signals from cable, the ATSC tuner does no good. The set would then require a QAM (quadrature amplitude modulation) tuner. I am not sure if this set has a QAM tuner or not. Even if it did not, your cable provider must provide a way for you to receive their signal and should make their converter box available to you.

Hope this helps explain things a little,
Rob

Posted on Jan 14, 2009

  • wing_guy_196 Jan 14, 2009

    Good question and a valid one. Most broadcasters are not providing you with all of the information you need. I don't know if it is because they are lax or management just doesn't know any better.



    In my area, for example, we have analog channel 12. The digital version of this same channel comes in on channel 35-3. So, if I am watching channel 12 during these so-called "tests" it will tell me I am not ready. However, if I am watching the same exact channels digital broadcasts on the same exact TV on channel 35-3 I won't have any signal interuption. So you can see how it is possible to have a TV that is ready for the conversion, but possibly not have it work - it was on the "wrong" channel.



    You need to get into the menu and re-autoprogram the set. Before doing that first look on the back and see if there are separate inputs for the coaxial cable to connect to. Some sets have separate analog and digital inputs to save money. Make sure that it is connected to the digital input if they are separate. Auto program the set. Then surf through the channels and see what it programmed in. If you are looking at a channel that has a dash in its number then it is digital; for example 29-1 or 54-2. If the channel has no (-) dash it is analog.



    In most locales the digital broadcasts are not at full power. We have one digital channel that is very weak and very few people can receive, but one of their engineers told me that they will go full power and "amaze" everyone on the 17th of February.



    Hope this helps!

    Rob

  • wing_guy_196 Jan 15, 2009

    What channel were you watching at the time and where are you loacted? This will better help me to help you.

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