Question about Toshiba MW20F51 20 in. TV/VCR/DVD Combo

1 Answer

Dtv for 2009

My toshiba mw20fp1, will i need a converter box for the change over in 2009 i am on direct tv ,but is the tv itself a idgital tuner or can i ignore buying a converter box for this set. thank you pat from phila

Posted by on

  • Anonymous Dec 19, 2008

    Is the Toshiba MW20F51 digital ready

  • Anonymous Feb 03, 2009

    Is this tv digital ready without buying a convertor box? I do not have a tv provider and will use a aerial.

×

1 Answer

The key is that you are on Directv. So the answer is no. You can't even use the converter boxes with Directv. They are only for watching programs using regular TV antennas.

FYI, based on the online manual, this model TV does NOT have an ATSC tuner built in, even though it has digital audio out. It's only NTSC.

Posted on Mar 03, 2008

1 Suggested Answer

6ya6ya
  • 2 Answers

SOURCE: I have freestanding Series 8 dishwasher. Lately during the filling cycle water hammer is occurring. How can this be resolved

Hi,
a 6ya expert can help you resolve that issue over the phone in a minute or two.
best thing about this new service is that you are never placed on hold and get to talk to real repairmen in the US.
the service is completely free and covers almost anything you can think of (from cars to computers, handyman, and even drones).
click here to download the app (for users in the US for now) and get all the help you need.
goodluck!

Posted on Jan 02, 2017

Add Your Answer

Uploading: 0%

my-video-file.mp4

Complete. Click "Add" to insert your video. Add

×

Loading...
Loading...

Related Questions:

1 Answer

Does my Toshiba 65H14 TV need a digital converter box


If your TV is an older TV, everything changed when DTV (now meaning Digital TV) became the default on Friday, June 12, 2009. Older TV's (are analog, newer digital) require a converter box.

Jack

Apr 05, 2015 | Toshiba Televison & Video

1 Answer

Hitachi 57G500A DTV & upcoming analog to digital changeover


To answer your direct question, yes it has a digital tuner. To answer your real question, NO it WILL NOT receive the new ATSC (digital) broadcast stations. The tuner itself is a digital one but works only for analog signals. The changeover in February will change the broadcast signals to a new digital format that will require a converter for your set to continue to function. Please note that the converter is only required if you receive your signal from rabbit ears or a rooftop antenna. If connected to cable or satelite, no change will be seen and no converter is needed.

To simplify:

Over air reception = need converter
Cable or satelite = no converter

Dan

Jan 28, 2009 | Hitachi 57G500 57" TV

1 Answer

Is my Toshiba TV digital or analog?


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

Jan 08, 2009 | Toshiba 24AF42 24" TV

1 Answer

Want to use DTV converter with my Toshiba 32AF42


If you're not on cable or satellite, you will need an antenna to get off-the-air reception. This TV does not have a DTV tuner, so you will also need the converter box. Depending on how far you are from the broadcasters' transmitters, you might be able to get away with an indoor antenna. Or you might find that you get few channels with the inside antenna and then you'll need something outdoors. There are a number of styles to choose from.

The antenna hooks to the converter box, and the converter box then goes to the TV. It can be hooked to the TV's "ANTENNA" connector. This should be covered in the set's manual where it shows you how to connect a regular antenna. With the box, your TV will always stay on channel 3 or 4 (depends on how you set up the box) and you'll change channels on the converter.

You can also connect the converter to the TV with audio and video cables like you would a DVD player. Most of the "coupon-eligible" converter boxes include direct video and audio output jacks. This gives you better picture and sound quality than by hooking it to the TV's antenna input.

Hooking up a converter box is like going back in time to when cable TV was new and you had to get a converter box from your cable company. Same way of hooking it up. Hope this helps!

Dec 07, 2008 | Toshiba 32AF42 32" TV

2 Answers

I need to know if the rca 27f500tdv needs a dtv box for signals


If your set is less than two years old .. you will have a digital tuner and will not need a converter.Only older sets with analog tuners will require a converter box.

Dec 05, 2008 | RCA 27F500TDV 27 in. TV/VCR/DVD Combo

2 Answers

Panasonic ct 32sl14 flat screen tv


Sorry no, it does not have the correct tuner, however you do not need a converter box if you are connected to cable or satellite

Jul 17, 2008 | Panasonic CT-32SL14 32" TV

1 Answer

DVD recorder with NTSC tuner


Hey Whormd,

If neither your DVD recorder nor your TV has a digital (ATSC) tuner, they will not be able to directly receive over-the-air broadcasts after the DTV conversion is completed without the assistance of a set-top converter box. Please keep in mind that the official analog broadcasting cut-off date does vary by country. In the U.S. this date is February 17th, 2009, and that Canadian TV stations have until August 31st 2011 to make the transition.

Please also note that you will need one converter box for each device with an analog tuner, in order to watch one program while recording another. One converter box would need to be connected to the DVR, while the second converter box would need to be connected to the TV itself.

For more information, I would strongly suggest checking out the FAQ sections of the official DTV websites established by the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) and the Canadian Radio/Television Telecommunications Commission (CRTC):

http://www.dtv.gov/index.html (FCC)
http://www.crtc.gc.ca/ (CRTC)

Hope this helps you out.

Sincerely,
Aaron
Go Ahead. Use Us.

Jun 10, 2008 | Pioneer DVR225 DVD Recorder

1 Answer

Dtv ready?


Usually on the back of the set there will be a hookup for digital tuner. To get the converter box before Feb 2009 go to http://www.dtv2009.gov

Mar 15, 2008 | Orion STV2763 27" TV

1 Answer

DTV Question


Based on the features described by JVC and the technical details listed on Amazon.com the answer is no, no digital ATSC tuner, just NTSC analog.

So yes, she'll need a converter box for the ATSC over the air signals.

Jan 16, 2008 | JVC AV-27D201 27" TV

1 Answer

DTV????????????????????????


From the side of the carton in which it came:
CONSUMER ALERT: This television receiver has only an analog broadcast tuner and will require a converter box after February 17, 2009 to receive over-the-air broadcasts with an antenna because of the U.S.'s transition to digital broadcasting. Analog-only TVs should continue to work as before with cable and satellite TV services, gaming consoles, VCRs, DVD players, and similar products. For more information, call the Federal Communications Commission at 1-888-225-5322 (TTY: 1-888-835-5322), or visit the commission’s digital-television Web site at: www.dtv.gov.
The only other thing I could add to this, is that the Post Office in 2009 will get the task of handing out $40.00 coupons to to anyone wishing to purchase a converter.

Nov 15, 2007 | Sylvania 6620LG 20 in. EDTV-Ready LCD...

Not finding what you are looking for?
Toshiba MW20F51 20 in. TV/VCR/DVD Combo Logo

163 people viewed this question

Ask a Question

Usually answered in minutes!

Top Toshiba Televison & Video Experts

The Knight
The Knight

Level 3 Expert

73438 Answers

Jaime Hernandez

Level 3 Expert

2311 Answers

Henry  Thomas
Henry Thomas

Level 3 Expert

1074 Answers

Are you a Toshiba Televison and Video Expert? Answer questions, earn points and help others

Answer questions

Manuals & User Guides

Loading...