Dish Network has released a new DTV converter box, the TR-40 CRA, although it's exactly the same as the existing DTVPal, except it costs $20 less.
CNET's full review of the DTVPal is up, offering lots of praise for its electronic program guide, but knocking its mediocre remote.
The Dish Network TR-40 CRA is a great DTV converter box with a best-in-class electronic program guide and should be your top choice, unless you value the simplicity and superior remote of the RCA DTA800.
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Dish Network adds a third DTV converter box to its lineup, the DTVPal Plus, which offers the same functionality as the TR-40 CRA, but with improved reception.
The Consumer Electronics Association has teamed up with Google's YouTube to sponsor a contest encouraging homemade public education videos on the DTV transition.
While you can sign up for a $40 DTV converter box coupon now, those coupons expire three months after they are mailed, which may make it smarter to wait a few months until better, cheaper boxes become available.
EchoStar's first non-Dish DVR may be the perfect fit for viewers without satellite or cable.