# Digital to Analog Tv

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#### mac

Jan 1, 1970
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Can anyone tell me of a low cost way to get digital tv on analog tvs. Cable
is not available in my area and I don't
know where I can get a low cost converter. Thanks, Mac

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#### NSM

Jan 1, 1970
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mac said:
Can anyone tell me of a low cost way to get digital tv on analog tvs. Cable
is not available in my area and I don't
know where I can get a low cost converter. Thanks, Mac

Doesn't the digital receiver have an analog output?

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#### Andrew Rossmann

Jan 1, 1970
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[This followup was posted to sci.electronics.repair and a copy was sent
to the cited author.]

Can anyone tell me of a low cost way to get digital tv on analog tvs. Cable
is not available in my area and I don't
know where I can get a low cost converter. Thanks, Mac

EBay?

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#### Art

Jan 1, 1970
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Connect the CATV Wire to the RF input of the set, it will receive all the
stations that are not pay-per-view or premium stations. That is if you have
paid for the basic cable service. Otherwise maybe an outside antenna??<
Seeing that you have an active Comcast High-Seed ISP then we may presume
that you also have at least basic cable services? Normally the cable will
supply television channels in the same area that they are supplying
Internet Service.
Andrew Rossmann said:
[This followup was posted to sci.electronics.repair and a copy was sent
to the cited author.]

Can anyone tell me of a low cost way to get digital tv on analog tvs.
Cable
is not available in my area and I don't
know where I can get a low cost converter. Thanks, Mac

EBay?

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#### mac

Jan 1, 1970
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I just have regular analog set but need to be able to get the new digital
costly digital tv.

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#### mac

Jan 1, 1970
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I don't have cable.......I receive over the air tv.
Art said:
Connect the CATV Wire to the RF input of the set, it will receive all the
stations that are not pay-per-view or premium stations. That is if you
have paid for the basic cable service. Otherwise maybe an outside
antenna??<
Seeing that you have an active Comcast High-Seed ISP then we may presume
that you also have at least basic cable services? Normally the cable will
supply television channels in the same area that they are supplying
Internet Service.
Andrew Rossmann said:
[This followup was posted to sci.electronics.repair and a copy was sent
to the cited author.]

Can anyone tell me of a low cost way to get digital tv on analog tvs.
Cable
is not available in my area and I don't
know where I can get a low cost converter. Thanks, Mac

EBay?

--
All junk mail senders will be prosecuted to the fullest extent of the
law!!
http://home.att.net/~andyross

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#### NSM

Jan 1, 1970
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mac said:
I don't have cable.......I receive over the air tv.

Search in "Consumer Electronics" on eBay for (digital analog) and keep
looking. Make sure it's what you want before bidding.

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#### Phil Bowser

Jan 1, 1970
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I use an RCA ATSC21 Set-top box with excellent results. I get over 15
freeze-free channels plus some not-so-strong... (I DO have to turn the
antenna) and that doesn't even include the subchannels - most DTV stations
are simulcasting several channesl in their digital transport stream. Street
price 6 mo. ago when I purch. was abt. $375, probably less now... Basically, I can get all the major networks anytime I want - including NBC, ABC, FOX, CBS, UPN, WB, PBS, and some independents...I was able to compare an older Panasonic, and an older RCA DTC100 Settop box with a built-in Directv receiver, and the ATSC21 outperformed them both by far. It handles multipath the best of any I've seen, and is at least 6db more sensitive than the 1999 model Panasonic (but then so are most newer STBs...) I've also heard Samsung's TU-151 is a good unit, but have no personal experience with it. (Also, I think I omitted some characters from the Samsung's model number...) Zenith / LG electronics has a good one, too I hear... Hope this helps. M #### mac Jan 1, 1970 0 Sounds good except for the price of$375........Thanks, but for now I really
can't afford anything near that
much. It will be a big shock if the public has to pay even 1/4 that much to
use their old tv's in 2006 when
all tv stations are scheduled to broadcast in only digital format, as I
understand it. I could be wrong, but
I don't think the public is that close to being ready for it, unless
converter boxes come down drastically
from the above price, so that the tv s most people are using now will pick

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#### Leonard Caillouet

Jan 1, 1970
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Look on ebay for a used Hughes HD satellite receiver. You might find one
cheap that is not working as a satellite receiver. They have lots of
problems with the satellite tuners but the OTA tuner seems pretty reliable.
I have one in my shop that I use just for OTA reception.

Leonard

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#### Phil Bowser

Jan 1, 1970
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has since the time when I bought mine, and will continue to do so, as unit
supply begins exceeding demand, like VCRs for under $50... You just have to be willing to wait. Personally, I am only interested in the major networks, and live in an area where I receive many stations OTA. I cannot see paying a$39.00 or more per month Cable or Directv bill, and would rather invest in
equipment like this instead. Looking at it from this point of view, it
would pay for itself in just a few months versus a cable or satellite bill.
I used to be a C-band subscriber because they at least let you buy channels
individually for a reasonable rate (usually $1.15 or so per desired channel per month). I hate the fact that they (Cable, Directv, etc.) force a whole group of channels down your throat with high rates, and in some cases the "ONE" channel you may want is part of their$85/mo. group, etc... - It's
highway robbery. I am just stubborn enough that when free OTA TV is a thing
of the past, I probably will quit watching altogether. Unfortunately the
general public has proven overall that they are perfectly willing to pay for
TV, so I look to the future to hold even Terrestrial DTV signal scrambling,
with subscription fees. If you look at the structure of the digital data
transport stream, the ability to incorporate scrambling is already
incorporated! yuck...

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#### [email protected]

Jan 1, 1970
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Might one of the cards for the PC help you out? My ATI HDTV wonder was
delivered for $178.There are also the Hauppage and DIVCO fusion cards. You can check antennaweb.org for a list of the off-air stations in you area. The Winegard square shooter antenna works well for me in the LA area. My Samsung set top box also has a composite 480i output. Glenn Gundlach M #### mac Jan 1, 1970 0 Thanks.........the Hughes HD receiver seems interesting. And to Leo....your sentiments simuliar to mine. Tanks to all. M #### mac Jan 1, 1970 0 I pretty much agree with you......but we probably wont stop watching. Tho I,m definitely cutting back or trying to hold the line on the escalating cost of these electronic services. I remember$2.00 electricity
bills. I did not even have a phone until I had served four years in the
military and I made it fine with
less worrys than now.

M

Jan 1, 1970
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Good info.

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#### Andy Cuffe

Jan 1, 1970
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Sounds good except for the price of $375........Thanks, but for now I really can't afford anything near that much. It will be a big shock if the public has to pay even 1/4 that much to use their old tv's in 2006 when all tv stations are scheduled to broadcast in only digital format, as I understand it. I could be wrong, but I don't think the public is that close to being ready for it, unless converter boxes come down drastically from the above price, so that the tv s most people are using now will pick up the digital broadcast. Now is a good time to buy one of these boxes. The new models have just come out, so the old ones are on sale. I found a returned Zenith HDTV box for$50 at circuit city last week. They can be had for as
little as $100 on ebay. I agree that they will have to get a lot cheaper before everyone can have one. It will also leave people in fringe areas out in the cold. Even a very weak analog signal is usable, but it's all or nothing with digital. Andy Cuffe [email protected] <-- Use this email address first [email protected] J #### Jerry G. Jan 1, 1970 0 You got only two choices. 1). Get a digital box that converts to analog out for the standard to match to your set. 2). Go out and buy a digital set. Other than that, there is no way to make a TV set receive a signal that is of completely different specs that what it was designed for. Basically to do what you want to do without suggestions 1 and 2, you are SOL. One other thing... In order to have the digital services on your digital box, you must be subscribed for these. Otherwise, in your situation, you can only watch basic converted analog pictures, no matter what type of set you have. -- Jerry G. ===== Can anyone tell me of a low cost way to get digital tv on analog tvs. Cable is not available in my area and I don't know where I can get a low cost converter. Thanks, Mac J #### James Sweet Jan 1, 1970 0 mac said: Sounds good except for the price of$375........Thanks, but for now I really
can't afford anything near that
much. It will be a big shock if the public has to pay even 1/4 that much to
use their old tv's in 2006 when
all tv stations are scheduled to broadcast in only digital format, as I
understand it. I could be wrong, but
I don't think the public is that close to being ready for it, unless
converter boxes come down drastically
from the above price, so that the tv s most people are using now will pick

I doubt there will be much shock, people are already doing it all the time
with digital cable and satelite, if I had to guess I'd say that 99% of
digital TV reception is via one of those two mediums, I wasn't even aware
that digital over-air TV broadcasts even existed. I'm one of *very* few
people I know without cable or satelite, digital or not. These days you can
get most TV shows on DVD, excellent picture quality, no channel logos, along
with all the advantages of Tivo.

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#### none

Jan 1, 1970
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I doubt there will be much shock, people are already doing it all the time
with digital cable and satelite, if I had to guess I'd say that 99% of
digital TV reception is via one of those two mediums, I wasn't even aware
that digital over-air TV broadcasts even existed. I'm one of *very* few
people I know without cable or satelite, digital or not. These days you can
get most TV shows on DVD, excellent picture quality, no channel logos, along
with all the advantages of Tivo.
You forget that in many areas cable/satelite still don't offer the
local broadcast channels as part of their basic package.
Many will have to get a converter box and most will go into shock if
they have to pay more than 50 bucks for it.
Unless the cost of digital sets go down drastically I'll be sticking
with my old ntsc set.( Paying over a grand for a tv is IMO pure
insanity, I don't care how good the picture is.)

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#### James Sweet

Jan 1, 1970
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You forget that in many areas cable/satelite still don't offer the
local broadcast channels as part of their basic package.
Many will have to get a converter box and most will go into shock if
they have to pay more than 50 bucks for it.
Unless the cost of digital sets go down drastically I'll be sticking
with my old ntsc set.( Paying over a grand for a tv is IMO pure
insanity, I don't care how good the picture is.)

Where does cable not offer the local channels?

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