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Magnavox TV I have 3 TVs. Can you help me determine if I will need converter boxes for them next year? First is a Philips Magnavox TV. Not sure how old it is. Serial #51314240. Model: TS2746 C221. Manufactured maybe in 2000. Date is not clear. Second is also Magnavox Serial #60833697. Model MT 2501 C125. Manufactured 8/01. Third is a Symphonic. Serial #V48434620. Model ST 419E. Manufactured 11/04. from: sarasotagramma@yahoo.com Thank you very much

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If you use an antenna to get your signals...yes. If you have cable or satellite service....NO. None of your TV's have the new ATSC digital receivers, but cable or satellite don't need this.

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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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