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Feb 17, 2009 - how can I use casio tv-900?

I can not find anyone who has a converter for my Casio TV-900. What do I do? How am I able to continue using it after Feb 17? Can I send it back to you to be modified? Can I trade it in on a tv that will work?

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donna sebastian

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    Leroy Elliott May 11, 2010

    Have you been hiding under a rock for the last 4 years? You need a digital converter which won't work if you don't have an ANT port.

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I just tried mine and i have no signal on the vhf setting but i do get channels on the uhf

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