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My Magnavox TV is Model MS3252S431. Is it capable of receiving over-the-air digital broadcast signals? Martha B. Swart

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  • marthaswart Jun 12, 2008

    I consider myself to be somewhat computer literate, but I do not get all the acronyms used in techno-speak. I do not know what ATSC is and could not find a reference to it in my manual. I believe my computer was purchased in December of 2004.

    Martha Swart

  • marthaswart Jun 13, 2008

    Thanks! I have already ordered the $40 coupon--they say they will be sending them out on July 4--so then I can proceed with getting up to date.

    Thanks again. This is a great service!

    Martha Swart


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Most likely not. How old is the TV? If it doesn' have a ATSC digital tuner you will have to purchase the digital to analog tuner available at most electronic stores now. Apply for a $40 voucher from the government to apply towards the purchase. Here is a link to apply for a coupon online.

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    Don Jun 12, 2008

    I apologize for for that but ATSC stands for Advanced Television Systems Committee. Which means the TV would have a digital tuner. The old process was NTSC wich was National Television Systems Committee. Being manufactured in 2004 it won't have a digital tuner (very few sets did) so use the link I supplied before to obtain the $40 coupon (2 allowed per houehold) to then purchase the digital converter box you will need. Go to and enter in your address to see what if any digital stations you will be able to pick up from your location and the size of antenna that is needed. Basically if you can receive UHF (channels 14-69) right now you should have no issues with picking up digital signals. Digital pictures will be without ghosting and grainy images. They are far superior to current analog signals. Hopefully that helps..


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