Digital TV Tuners & ConvertersThanks to the switch from analog to digital TV broadcasting, you will need a digital converter box if your TV is not equipped with a digital tuner. How do you know what kind of signals you receive? If your TV has an antenna, then you receive your signals over the air and you will need a converter box. If you receive your TV signals from a satellite service or cable company, then you do not need a converter box.
While the transition to digital signal was passed there may still be concerns for consumers who have yet to make the change or do not fully understand it. Even though the DTV Transition is now completed, your analog TV set is not obsolete. However, there are some steps you must take to be able to continue to use it. To ensure continued use of your analog set, you must do one of the following:
Use a digital-to-analog converter box. Connect to a subscription service such as cable or satellite TV. In addition, analog sets should continue to work with gaming consoles, VCRs, DVD players, and similar products that you use now.
Analog TV sets need additional equipment -– a digital-to-analog converter box -– to receive over-the-air television, now that the DTV Transition is completed. Analog sets equipped with a converter box will display the digital broadcasts, but not in full digital quality.
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