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Digital Conversion for DFTV270A

Will a DFTV270A receive the digital signal for the change coming in February?

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A VERY short search on Google (first hit when using "DFTV270A digital") shows this:
Amazon.com: SANSUI DFTV270 27" Flat Digital TV with ATSC/QAM Tuner ...The DFTV270 receives digital terrestrial and cable signals without the need for an additional tuner.

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