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Digital conversion next year

I was told I will be able to use my current vcr next year with the converter box for my analog tv to pick up a digital signal, but will have to set the converter box to the channel I want to tape before each show.
Is this correct ?

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  • Terbor Dec 07, 2008

    From what I am finding out is the conversion channels are numbered like this 2.1, 2.2, 2.3

    Well the VCR does not recognize this. Aparently it only likes channels numbered 1-99.

    If this is true can you guess how many VCRs are going into the trash?

    I for one am not going to drive 50 miles to a recycling facility.

    Yea, go green.

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This is correct.

The convertor box is used to tune into the digital channels.

Posted on May 21, 2008

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