I have a GE 35" television model # 35GT695.
I have it connected to an outside antenna on my roof.
In February 2009, when all TV transmission goes digital, will I need to buy the converter box to continue receiving signal transmission via my antenna?
Does this model have a digital tuner?
Thanks in advance for your information.
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Ur tv a LCD or Plasma tv?No,LCD and Plasma Tvs have a Digital tuner inside the tv to recieve free air DTV.Not require a Digital coverter box,if u have a LCD tv or a Plasma tv.U must have good antena thought like a roof or a digital antena,so ur tv picture don't cut in and out very often.
No, unless you are receiving over cable or satellite. You will need a DTV converter box if you are using an antenna to receive Over The Air television signals. The Proscan has an analog only tuner, so the ATSC (digital) signals will not be visible. tom
Not if you cable TV, DirecTV, Dish network, or FIOS. The converters are not usable with those services.
If you use a regular TV antenna or rabbit ears, then, yes, you will need a DTV converter box. If so, I'd suggest getting one well before next February. Why? 'Cause the pictures are better, and you'll have access to "virtual channels", where broadcasters send more than one program on channels like 4.1, 4.2, etc. Also, if you have poor reception, you may need a better antenna to see the DTV signals. Better to know that before DTV is all that is being broadcast over the airwaves.
From the side of the carton in which it came: CONSUMER ALERT: This television receiver has only an analog broadcast tuner and will require a converter box after February 17, 2009 to receive over-the-air broadcasts with an antenna because of the U.S.'s transition to digital broadcasting. Analog-only TVs should continue to work as before with cable and satellite TV services, gaming consoles, VCRs, DVD players, and similar products. For more information, call the Federal Communications Commission at 1-888-225-5322 (TTY: 1-888-835-5322), or visit the commission’s digital-television Web site at: www.dtv.gov.
The only other thing I could add to this, is that the Post Office in 2009 will get the task of handing out $40.00 coupons to to anyone wishing to purchase a converter.