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Upgrades Besides the DTV Converter Box, are there any other possible upgrades to this August 2000 television?

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  • Tom-3 May 25, 2008

    Realize that if I remain on cable or use the usual US satellite channels, I do NOT need the DTV C-Box. However, my future lies in areas away from the continental U.S.A.

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The Tv is NTSC which is a broadcast and video standard for north america. different countries have a different standard than the us and will not work for this set and there are no upgrades or boxes that will convert the different standards to NTSC. also the electrical is defferent from the US 110v 60Hz AC line. other countries use 110v 50Hz or 220 50Hz. there are converters for this but what is the sence your set will not display a picture from the different standards (PAL,SECAM ect...)

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The DTV converter is only required if you use an external antenna. If you have cable or satelite, nothing will change. There are no other options.
Dan

Posted on May 23, 2008

  • ABRsvcs May 27, 2008

    This changeover was mandated by the FCC which is a US agency. It has no jurisdiction outside the US.



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How can I be sure that I am buying a digital TV (DTV)?
By law, beginning March 1, 2007, all television reception devices (including TVs, VCRs, DVRs, etc.) imported into the U.S. or shipped in interstate commerce must contain a digital tuner. Retailers may continue to sell analog-only devices from existing inventory, but must prominently display on or near the analog-only device a Consumer Alert label with this advisory:

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