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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.
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  • 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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I had the same problem and found this answer that worked for me. Hope this does the trick for you.

Simple stated, your VCR must be set to channel 3 also. Check it out.

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  1. You must have the VCR tuned to record on channel 3.
  2. You must have the VCR connected to output signal of the DTV converter box. In other words, the converter box must be connected between the antenna and the VCR. So, the likely configuration you would use with a coaxial cable is antenna to DTV converter to VCR to TV.
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  4. You will be able to use the timed record function on the VCR but you must adhere to steps 1-3.
If this sounds freakishly familiar to recording on a digital cable or satellite set-top box, you are right. It is exactly like recording a signal from a digital cable box or satellite receiver. While it may be inconvenient to perform the steps above, at least the option still exists to record on a VCR while using a DTV converter box.
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