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Does this TV need a converter box?

We have a Magnavox manufactured in June 2005. Is it new enough to not need a converter box or will it need one? The number is 20NS3442/17.

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You need a converter box if you do not have cable tv, or Dish, or satellite.

If you have rabbit ears . .you need a converter box . .otherwise you don't need one

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If you are on antannae only yes you will need one if you are on cable you shouldnt need one

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Salutation TrudyK,

Great question! First think to know is that if you are getting your programing from a cable or satellite provider a digital converter box would not be needed. These services are not being required to change their signals. If you use rabbit ears or an antenna a digital converter maybe required.

Looking at the specifications of your televisions they all appear to have analog tuners which would need digital converters to receive the new digital broadcasts.

Thankfully the FCC does have a program in place to offer coupons to assist in purchasing the new converter boxes.

For more information on the digital transition and coupon programs BestBuy.com has a FAQS, wuizzes and tutorials available at http://www.bestbuy.com/site/olspage.jsp?id=pcmcat120600050013&type=category

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