I'm not sure if this TV needs a converter box, it's a 2003 model and the coupon program to purchase a converter box said a TV should not require a box if it's a 1998 or newer model. I tried looking for the digital input but didn't find one on this TV; please help! Thanks.
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The set is trying to auto program the available channels and it can't find any because since the change from analog to digital [FEB 2009] broadcasting requires a "converter box" to translate the digital signal back to analog. Check around and see if you can find a converter box. They were available for $20 with a coupon, maybe they still are. Try an electronics shop or dealer for that info.
It will still work fine if you have cable or satellite. If you are using an antenna to receive broadcast signal you will need to get a digital converter box from an electronics store like Best Buy. You can get discount coupons from the federal government good for 40 dollars towards the converter. Google "Digital Covnverter Coupon Program" and it should give you a link to the site to apply for up to 2 coupons.
Usually most newer high end sets are digital ready, after looking in the manual I could not find any mention of it being digital ready therefore I would have to say no and you will need a converter box, you can still get $40 off on up to converter boxs through the Govt. here is a link for that. You have to request your coupons by Dec 31st. I requested them and got them in a matter of weeks.
unless the information that comes with the tv says it is digital ready, NO!! and you will need a converter box.The reason is that for almost two years before the conversion, the /tv people knew what was going to happen and they were getting rid of the 'old' stock.The TV must say it is digital ready.
p.s. I looked it up for you...SORRY!! "" The manufacturer has informed us that this model has been discontinued. However, it might still be available for sale.""
p.s.s. Now I know for sure that it is not digital ready...get the converter box.
Great question! First think to know is that if you are getting your programing from a cable or satellite provider a digital converter box would not be needed. These services are not being required to change their signals. If you use rabbit ears or an antenna a digital converter maybe required.
Looking at the specifications of your televisions they all appear to have analog tuners which would need digital converters to receive the new digital broadcasts.
Thankfully the FCC does have a program in place to offer coupons to assist in purchasing the new converter boxes.
If you have cable TV, satellite TV, or FIOS, the coupon eligible converter boxes aren't needed and aren't useful with those services. They gov't coupon converter boxes are only good for reception with a regular TV antenna or rabbit ears.
According to the specs on epinions.com, no, this TV does not have a digital tuner. So, if you use a rooftop TV antenna (not satellite dish) or an indoor TV antenna, you WILL need an ATSC to NTSC converter box. You need not wait until next year, however, as most U.S. TV stations are also broadcasting digital (ATSC) now.