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Digital Tuner for New DTV

Does a DV2140 have a digital tuner so I can use it on the new DTV systems instead of buying a converter for my old tv's after Feb, 2009?

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No, this device is only equipped with an analog tuner.

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Where can I buy a digital tv tuner to replace the analog tuner in a DVDRHD04


Generally recording machines fitted with an analogue tuner can only continue to be used to record digital tv by using a digital set-top box.
It would not be practical or economic to remove the internal analogue tuner and replace it with a digital tuner unless the person is a highly skilled and experienced repairer.

Digital set-top boxes are available from all sorts of outlets at all sorts of prices. Many surplus boxes can be found at boot sales, garage or yard sales or charity shops at very low prices.

Most boxes have the minimum of connections and often offer only a scart output but some of the older, more expensive and usually better quality boxes also contained a UHF tuner in a similar way to the old vhs recorders so even older tv sets could be used with digital even though no scart input was fitted.

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Good day! I have a COBY portable DVD (TFT-DVD 7380) player w/ built in TV tuner. The problem is the TV tuner, suddenly it only displays 2 channels(all of which are very, very blurred) I got a chance to...


If ut is not a digital tuner then you will not pick up any stations. Look at your owners manual to see if the tuner is digital. If its not then you will have to buy a digital converter box.

Mar 24, 2011 | Coby TF-DVD7380 Portable DVD Player

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Since they switched to digital TV, my VCR/DVD player will not record a TV program.


The DR-MV150B has both a digital tuner and analog tuner. Since the digital conversion you more likely have not run a channel scan for the new digital channels. Plugging in a digital tuner would work, but is unnecessary. What you probably have to do is run the 'auto scan' feature through the recorders menu. Hit "Home" button go to the "TV" icon and select "Auto Scan". It will take a few minutes, but recorder will scan for digital channels and memorize them.

Aug 13, 2009 | JVC DR-MV150B DVD Recorder/VCR

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Vcr/dvd combo recording problems


You can use a normal set top box, plugged into the AV inputs on the combo, you could even use a seperate VCR for this, as long as it's recieving the signal you want to record.

Apr 21, 2009 | Toshiba SD-V295

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Vcr/dvd combo recording problems


I would need your exact model # to get very specific, but in general:
The "External tuner" will need to come from your TV or a cable/sat box, generally. If your TV has a Video OUT or a Monitor OUT (most television don't), you can hook a yellow AV/RCA video cable from the TV to the Magnavox. You will also need to hook a red/white audio cable from the Audio OUT of your TV to the Magnavox.

Your TV probably doesn't have a Video OUT, so you will need to buy a box. A digital cable box for your cable service would be the best investment. Alternatively, if you can find a digital-to-analog converter box (but these are iffy). Once you have one of these box types, you will need to hook a red, white, and yellow AV/RCA cable from the video/audio OUT of the box to an available video/audio in on your television.

Once your connections are correct, the general rule with tuner-less recorders is: If you can see the channel that you want to record on the television screen, then you will be able to record it.

One final note about Feb 17, 2009: Thanks to Congress, the digital transition date was moved to June 12, 2009 - many areas have already switched, but there is at least a chance that you are in an area that hasn't switched yet.

Let me know the exact model # of your television, and I can tell you if it has a video/monitor out - or, let me know what type of box you decide to buy.

Good luck!

-Tha Mp3 Doctor

Mar 19, 2009 | Philips Magnavox DVD/VCR Dual Player

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DVD/VCR Combo


your model is "tuner free" that means it does not have the RF screw in connector. Buy one that has a tuner, preferably both ATSC(USA digital) and NTSC(USA analog)

Jul 17, 2008 | Philips Magnavox DVD/VCR Dual Player

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DVD recorder with NTSC tuner


Hey Whormd,

If neither your DVD recorder nor your TV has a digital (ATSC) tuner, they will not be able to directly receive over-the-air broadcasts after the DTV conversion is completed without the assistance of a set-top converter box. Please keep in mind that the official analog broadcasting cut-off date does vary by country. In the U.S. this date is February 17th, 2009, and that Canadian TV stations have until August 31st 2011 to make the transition.

Please also note that you will need one converter box for each device with an analog tuner, in order to watch one program while recording another. One converter box would need to be connected to the DVR, while the second converter box would need to be connected to the TV itself.

For more information, I would strongly suggest checking out the FAQ sections of the official DTV websites established by the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) and the Canadian Radio/Television Telecommunications Commission (CRTC):

http://www.dtv.gov/index.html (FCC)
http://www.crtc.gc.ca/ (CRTC)

Hope this helps you out.

Sincerely,
Aaron
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Jun 10, 2008 | Pioneer DVR225 DVD Recorder

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DVD Recorderwith/without Tuner


I would get one with the tuner so they can watch something else while they record. Also unless they have a brand new tv, it will not work the way the have it set up as of February. They can either get a cable box or, there is a digital converter they can buy for around fifty bucks. but you can get a 40 dollar coupon from the government. You can go here to order the coupon http://www.ntia.doc.gov/dtvcoupon/ Hope this helps.

May 05, 2008 | Sony RDR-GX3 DVD Recorder

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Can't record from tv or disc,


shouldn't need one, If you can't get the tuner source of your ilo to record, try using A/V cables (output) from tv to (Inputs) on ilo. set tv on channel you want to watch and it should come through to the ilo (selecting the correct source input of course) If your tv is really old and doesn't have A/V then you will need RF Modulator. This way of hooking tv up will also work with recording DIGITAL signal from a Digital converter box type tuner (the tuner in Ilo soon to be no longer operatable).

Mar 30, 2008 | iLO DVDR05 DVD Recorder

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Digital TV


It does have a tuner built into it.

It is not a hd or digital tuner.

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Feb 23, 2008 | Panasonic PV-D4752 DVD Player / VCR Combo

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