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Zenith c27v36 My Zenith TV has a built in tuner but hi def has to use a cable box.Will I need a digital converter box for my c27v36 model if I want to use an off air signal after the digital change over in February?

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    I am wondering the same thing. I lost my manual and Zenith web site no longer shows this model number. Thanks.

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The short answer is no. You will not need a converter box. This set contains the ATSC tuner required for the new over-air signals.

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Posted on Mar 04, 2009

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I just checked the owners manual online. Looks like this model only has an NTSC analog tuner. No ATSC digital tuner built in.

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If you use a regular TV antenna with this TV, then, yes, you will need a converter box. FYI, the Insignia model at Best Buy and the Zenith at Circuit City, and elsewhere (radio shack) have gotten good reviews from early purchasers. More converter box models will be available in a few months time.

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