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Your outside antenna connects to the input of the d/a converter box then the output goes to your tv...1.2.3.... If your on cable you do not need a converter box.

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Do I need a digital convertor box to get the DTV signals or just the antenna?


You will need a digital-to-analog converter box and an antenna. The TV only has an NTSC (analog) tuner.

I hope this helps.

Cindy Wells

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I would like to know if the Hitachi 51UWX20B television can be connected to the internet.


Your Hitachi 51UWX20B is an HDTV-Ready TV. No Digital Tuner. HDTV-Ready means that your TV set is capable of displaying analog and high-definition digital pictures, but without a digital tuner, it cannot receive the digital signal. An HDTV-Ready requires an external high-definition TV receiver (digital tuner) in order to receive HDTV signals. These external receivers can be called an HDTV Tuner, set-top-box, decoder or DTV Converter Box . So you will be required to purchase a converter box to receive over the air programming from an external antenna.

Jul 03, 2010 | Hitachi 51UWX20B 51" Rear Projection...

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No Audio with HDTV on Mitsubishi WS 55859; no problem w analog tv


Have had bad exprience with RCA converter boxes. The box will lose audio and has to be turned off and then back on. You may want to hit mute during this process, the volume varies from analog to DTV. If you have no problem with analog audio I would look into a different converter box.

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Dtv ready?


Going to the following link will help you to find out if your television is DTV ready or not:

http://www.dtvtransition.org/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=51&Itemid=94

Using their online tool, select the Brand (Akai) and the Model from the list. If you cannot find your model in the list (which I was not able to for your television), they are saying that you most likely do not have a digital tuner.

All is not lost, however. As stated on the aforementioned site, you can consider one of the following options:

  • Purchase a digital-to-analog converter box that plugs into an existing television. The boxes, which are expected to cost between $40 - 70 will be available for purchase in 2008. Beginning in February 2008, U.S. households can request up to two coupons valued at $40 each. Each coupon can go toward the purchase of a single set-top converter box that will allow you to continue watching FREE "over-the-air" television on an analog set.
  • Subscribe to a cable, satellite or telecommunications service provider if all desired local broadcast stations are carried by that service.
  • Purchase a new television set with a built in digital tuner.

    Listed on the page is further information that may help you to determine the status of your TV:

  • Consult your owner's manual. If that's not possible, you may be able to look up information about your TV set on the manufacturer's website. Or, you can take an up-close look at your TV set. You are trying to find out if your set has an input connection labeled "digital input" or "ATSC" (for Advanced Television Systems Committee, which is developing the DTV format).
  • If you bought your TV set before 1998, it probably doesn't have a digital tuner at all. Almost every TV set made before 1998 was a traditional "analog" set that can't display digital TV signals without either a special converter or a cable TV connection. If you bought a big-screen, projection TV between 1998 and 2004, it's possible there's a built-in digital tuner inside. But chances aren't great. Only a limited percentage of projection TV sets (and generally only those 42 inches in diameter or larger) included digital tuners before 2004.
  • If you've purchased a new TV set since 2004, your chances of having a built-in digital tuner improve dramatically. Starting in 2004, many of the TV sets sold at popular electronics stores have featured digital tuners that will let you receive the new digital over-the-air broadcasts starting in February 2009. But be wary: It's not a sure thing. Even some of the newer TV sets are purely display monitors that lack the internal circuitry needed to pick up digital broadcasts. Usually these sets have been advertised as "HD-ready" or "HDTV monitor" sets. That means they can display digital and high-definition signals, but they need help getting those signals in the first place. You'll still need a special converter or a cable TV connection.
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    Tv


    The changeover only effects those that use either rabbit ears or a rooftop antenna. It sounds like you have cable TV which will not change. No converter box should be needed if you have cable or satelite.

    Dan

    Jan 06, 2009 | Projection Televisions

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    I just purchased a Magnavox DTV Digital to Analog Converter for my home. Will it also work in my RV Camper or do i have to get a different one for that?


    I called the 800# on the owners manuel and they answered my question. Sorry you could not help me. Thank you for your time.

    Aug 17, 2008 | Projection Televisions

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    Analog antenna


    Hi matti1982,

    According to the FCC’s dedicated website at http://www.dtv.gov, the same antenna you use right now for an analog reception will likely work well to receive digital channels. I am not aware of a package bundling the two products together, but it is quite possible a retailer could do so. I would check out what the FCC has to say about the transition to digital broadcasting before determining if you will buy a new antenna.

    Thank you,
    Jason,
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    Jul 02, 2008 | Toshiba 42H81 42" Rear Projection...

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    The instructions for our DTA800 digital to analog converter box for over the air waves for TV signals say since the signal is too weak that we need a SMART ANTENNA. What is that and what do you...


    Hey boykinpierce,

    The phrase "Smart Antenna" is often used to describe a multi-directional antenna or antenna array. These types of antennas are able to detect and automatically adjust to any changes in the TV signal strength you receive, and can generally be obtained through most major retailers. They primarily are used in areas where digital signals are weaker or somewhat inconsistent, and will attempt to optimize the signals they do receive before sending them to a TV or digital converter box.

    Please keep in mind that while some DTV digital-to-analog converter boxes may have built-in Smart Antennas, this particular model (RCA DTA800) does not appear to have this feature.

    If you're still not quite sure what to look for, please remember that you can always speak with a home theatre sales agent at your local Best Buy™ store for more information.

    Hope this helps you out.

    Sincerely,
    Aaron
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    Jun 19, 2008 | Projection Televisions

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    I need to install the Analog Pass-through dtv converter box to my t.v. but the remote that comes with the box does not have my t.v. listed for the code for the remote to operate. The t.v. is a sv2000. the...


    I HAVE THE EXACT PROBLEM THAT I HAVE BEEN WORKING ON. THE WORK AROUND IS THAT I HAVE TO ACTRUALLY PUSH THE ON/OFF BUTTON ON THE TV, SO IT IS A SMALL THING, STILL I WANT TO LINK THE DTV analog converterbox remote made by NIHENS Digital located in Torrance California - to my Funai SV2000 TV. I will give them a call their tech support line at 866-706-4367. It is a long hold time. I hung up after 3.5v minutes wait. Their email is support@dsconverter.com
    If they do not have the answer, then no one will.

    Jun 19, 2008 | Projection Televisions

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