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Aftermath of TV Digital Converter

by Tosca / March 14, 2008 8:08 AM PDT


I'd like to get on with the digital conversion of my tv but want a better idea of what I might run into. This is what I have - everything is SONY: a 4 yearold FDTrinitron-WEGA-KV27FS100 tv, a 2 yearold NS501P DVD player-only, and a ?yearold SLV-N55 VCR.

We also use an indoor antenna only - no cable, satellite, no directtv.

After installing a digital converter box will I still be able to watch dvds, watch VHS tapes, record tv programs on the VCR with this equipment?

Thanks so much -- Tosca

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More on Converter Boxes
by Tosca / March 19, 2008 5:52 AM PDT

Thanks for the link - it was helpful but I wonder if someone could just answer these 3 "for the rest of us" questions: 1) will an installed converter box allow the viewing of VHS tapes via a VCR, 2) will I still be able to record tv programs via a VCR, and 3) is the converter installable on a 30 yearold RCA black and white tv?

Thanks again

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by grendel18447 / March 19, 2008 8:45 AM PDT

if im right you will only be able to tape on your vcr if you have on the channel you are taping. There should me no problem watching tapes on the vcr. It should work on your b/w tv.

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by Tosca / March 19, 2008 9:19 AM PDT
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Thanks - we should be ok then, since that's the only way we tape. And old black&whites - I hope so.

Thanks so much - Tosca

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by Riverledge / March 19, 2008 4:22 PM PDT

YOU OUGHT TO BE JUST FINE. GET YOUR "converter box" coupons, A.S.A.P.

Good viewing to you,


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by Tosca / March 21, 2008 6:11 AM PDT

Thanks to everyone - you always come through --- Tosca

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Two More ??
by Tosca / March 24, 2008 9:54 AM PDT

Hope you are all still out there - I have two more questions:

1. I got a hold of RCA and they told me an old black and white is convertible - anything is convertible - as long as it has a co-axial connector. There isn't one on my ancient set so I'm out of luck, right?

2. I've also been advised to buy and install the converter now, but I'm wondering: considering that we don't have cable or satellite and just use an indoor antenna, what happens to ordinary, commercial tv programs if there's no digital signal to convert? Should we buy now and wait to install until the magic 2009 date?

Thanks -- Tosca

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