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Yes , this will switch the digital back to anolog so your set will still receive your channels . The cutoff date is Feb. 19th 2009 so you have alittle time left. The boxes will avg. between $50 to $190 or more depending on what you what the box to do . Also there are coupons available from the goverment for rebates that will give you $40.00 off the purchase price , go to your post office for more info . Good luck
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Based on the specs for the TV, the DS31520 is not an HD-ready display. It is at best an SD display with an NTSC (analog tuner). (Picture resolution: 330 lines, video input 660 lines) OTA ATSC signals are 480i (SD), 720p or 1080i (HD) where those are the number of horizontal lines of pixels. The manual is available here: http://www.sanyotv.com/DS31520%20%28ESF%29%203178--.pdf .
This is a fine TV for analog cable or OTA TV with a standard digital to analog converter box (which only give SD output). The TV has composite video and S-video inputs (again limited to SD).
For HD, you will need a new TV screen that can display more rows of data.
Check ur tv converter box a small button on the back of the converter box make sure it is not set to channel 4,make sure it set it to channel 3.Put ur tv on channel 3.Take the antena signal input put it in the converter box hole that call ANT.Take the wire that came with the converter box put the wire one side of it connected to the other hole into the converter that said OutPut.The other side of the wire should be connected to the hole in the tv said ANT hole.Now make sure ur tv converter box power a/c cord plug into the a/c power outlet and the power button is press on and have power to the converter box.The converter box now power LED light on indication should be on and it is green.Now the tv CRT screen picture should have a menu of the converter box funsctions.Just follow the on screen instructions and press the enter button on the remote and it will now auto scan for those free air Digital DTV channels.When the auto scan it reaches 100% is it done.Now u have done it.
First, you'll want to make sure that her antenna has a coaxial cable (one of the thick round ones) coming from the antenna. Some older ones have a flat piece of plastic with two wires sticking out. These are less efficient, but if you have one, use a balun (a vhf-uhf matching transformer) to change to coax. You can google "balun" if you don't know what one looks like.
Next, you'll need a digital converter box (if you don't have one already). Connect one end of the coax cable to the antenna (or balun) and the other to the jack on the converter box labeled "ant. in." Finally, using another coax cable, connect one end to the jack on the converter box labeled "to tv" and the other end to the jack on the TV labeled "ant. in." Finally, depending on your converter box, you will probably need to "scan " for tv channels. Follow the setup instructions with the converter box to do this. If you don't have the instructions, try googling the converter box company and model number to find the users manual.
I hope this helps, and good luck!
Your TV does not have a digital tuner. You'll need a converter box for digital broadcast reception. Remember that if you're on a cable system or using a satellite receiver, your TV doesn't need to have digital tuning. It's only if you want to watch off-the-air broadcasts that you'll need the converter.
Most converter boxes will hook up to your tv if it has an antenna jack.
I'm guessing the list you were looking at was a list of converter boxes that could be purchased with the governments coupons, not a list of tv's. I hope this is helpful to you. Make sure the converter box you buy has coaxial out to tv jack(it will look like the ant in jack).
You can view the specifications here:
I found no mention of the needed ATSC digital tuner so you need to acquire a converter box to receive broadcast signals after the changeover.
Cable and satellite reception are not affected.
I reviewed the available converters and chose the Zinwell ZAT-970.
The antenna connects to the ant jack on the digital converter box. The cable you are describing goes from the tv jack on the box to the ant jack on the tv. If this does not work we will need more info. Hope this helps.