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Which converter box would I use for this model TV?

There are so many converter boxes, but I don't see one for the Toshiba?
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  • Dorothy Schwarz May 01, 2008

    A converter box to receive a digital signal in 2009.

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Converter box for what?

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I don't have cable TV, so do I need just an antenna or a digital converter box to be able to watch this TV. The Make & Model # is: TOSHIBA LCD TV/DVD Combination & 27HLV95


The TV has NTSC (analog), ATSC (digital) and a ClearQAM (digital unencrypted) tuners. So you do not need a converter box. However, digital TV signals are either all or nothing (sufficient signal for the tuner to process the signal or a no signal message will appear). You should check antennaweb.org or tvfool.com for the channels that are available in your location depending on how the antenna is pointed. (Hills, tall buildings and trees may decrease the channels available in your location.) Antennaweb is very conservative in the list of available channels and assumes an external antenna. TVfool.com provides a list of channels (in each direction) depending on the type of antenna you have. (Indoor antennas usually don't get as much signal as external ones.) Antennas for sale have a color rating that matches the colors given by TVfool.

The manual for the 27HLV95 is available from Toshiba as a PDF: http://www.tacp.toshiba.com/tacpassets-images/models/27hlv95/docs/27hlv95_om_e.pdf .

I hope this helps.

Cindy Wells
(antennaweb.org indicates that my location will only receive two channels from a transmitter 10 miles away. With an external antenna, I actually get 10 (including the sub-channels) with the majority from transmitters 30 miles away.)

May 18, 2011 | Televison & Video

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Will the Toshiba Model 36A42 work without a converter box?


The short answer is no. The reason for that is because it's an analog TV and has a standard tuner which is now obsolete because of the changes to all digital programming last year. You won't be able to use it with out a converter box. I won't recommend a particular brand or model, that would be your choice. Here is a selection of "boxes" available.

http://www.google.com/products?client=firefox-a&rls=org.mozilla:en-US:official&channel=s&hl=en&q=Digital+to+analog+converter+boxes.&um=1&ie=UTF-8&ei=GVSxS9WXE4-CswPd27XKAQ&sa=X&oi=product_result_group&ct=title&resnum=3&ved=0CC8QrQQwAg

Mar 30, 2010 | Toshiba 36A42 36" TV

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I bought a toshiba 36HF12 36" tv


The TV does need a converter box to receive digital off-the-air broadcasts. It's an HD set, but that doesn't mean digital; no digital tuner was built in. You can find the manual here at Toshiba. Hope this helps, and thanks for using Fixya!

Feb 18, 2010 | Toshiba 36HF12 TV

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Toshiba 36" analog TV Tivax converter box RCA Digital Flat Amplified Antenna How do I get signals without cable?


I understand you have;
Toshiba 36" analog tv,
Tivax converter box,
RCA Digital Flat amplified antenna.

You want to get signal over the air;
Connect the antenna to the Tivax converter box.
Connect the Tivax Converter box to the input for the TV.

Turn on the antenna, Converter box and TV. You should get a menu on the tv screen. Follow the instructions and SCAN in the channels in your area by using the converter box remote.

You can see your channels by going to www.tvfool.com and entering your information.

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Is converted box necessary for Toshiba 27D46 tv


The Toshiba 27D46 has a digital tuner, so you should be good to go when the switch to digital occurs.

Dec 18, 2008 | Toshiba 27D46 27" TV

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36A50 Digital ready?


Hi duce1500,

Unfortunately, the 36A50 is not HDTV-ready. That means you will need a converter box. Here is a link to the model's specs, which includes this information:

http://www.amazon.com/Toshiba-36A50-36-TV/dp/tech-data/B00004YMBV/ref=de_a_smtd

I should mention, however, that if it's connected to cable (or certain satellite services), you won't need a converter to watch the TV - you'll receive the digital signal (although you won't have the 1080-pixel HD resolution - the 36A50 only has 850 lines of resolution).

I hope this helps. Please let me know if I can be of any further assistance.
H2H

Dec 13, 2008 | Toshiba 36A50 36" TV

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I have purchased the converter box to receive digital signals and my tv doesn't have the red/yellow/white connections. Is there a model of converter that will work on this tv which is an RCAModel F25423...


THE CONVERTER BOX HAS R.F. OUTPUT. JUST HOOK IT UP AND PUT THE T.V. ON CHANNEL 3.(OR WHAT EVER THE INSTRUCTIONS THAT CAM WITH THE BOX) YOU WILL NEED TO CHANGE THE CHANNELS WITH THE REMOTE THAT CAME WITH THE BOX. YOU MIGHT NEED TO SET UP THE BOX (SCAN FOR CHANNELS) THAT IS ALL IN THE INSTRUCTIONS THAT CAME WITH THE BOX.


DON.

Jun 15, 2008 | RCA Televison & Video

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Durabrand TV model DWT 2405


Unfortunetly no it is not. But if you use a cable box it will still work next year. Sorry

Feb 24, 2008 | Durabrand DWT2405 24" TV

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Dtv for 2009


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.

Feb 18, 2008 | Toshiba MW20F51 20 in. TV/VCR/DVD Combo

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