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Forum: HDTV Recorders   08-20-2013, 12:05 PM
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Posted By smpowell
If your new TV doesn't have RCA inputs, you...

If your new TV doesn't have RCA inputs, you could use a RF modulator to change the composite signal to analog RF and use the HDTV's analog tuner.

They are about $20 or you could use the one in an...
Forum: Coupon Eligible Converter Box (CECB)   08-20-2013, 09:01 AM
Replies: 2,450
Views: 645,241
Posted By smpowell
>I now have four DTT900 CECBs, three acquired...

>I now have four DTT900 CECBs, three acquired from thrift stores (minus remotes) for about $13 each. There are some universal remotes (from RCA and other makers) which have the codes to control the...
Forum: Coupon Eligible Converter Box (CECB)   01-15-2012, 07:12 PM
Replies: 2,268
Views: 463,681
Posted By smpowell
Quote:Originally Posted by LenL...

Quote:Originally Posted by LenL http://www.avsforum.com/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.avsforum.com/forum/post/21496817)

What I am looking for is the converter box tuner to control the...
Forum: Coupon Eligible Converter Box (CECB)   10-28-2011, 07:31 PM
Replies: 182
Views: 38,149
Posted By smpowell
Saw a stack of RCA DTA800B1s at a Walmart in...

Saw a stack of RCA DTA800B1s at a Walmart in Ohio

($50 Dayton - Hoke Rd Oct 27 2011).
Forum: Coupon Eligible Converter Box (CECB)   10-28-2011, 07:16 PM
Replies: 425
Views: 185,746
Posted By smpowell
Quote:Originally Posted by See The Light...

Quote:Originally Posted by See The Light http://www.avsforum.com/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.avsforum.com/forum/post/21055605)

I assume that the RCA DTA800 model being sold is the...
Forum: Coupon Eligible Converter Box (CECB)   09-06-2011, 09:17 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 3,165
Posted By smpowell
Quote: .... I have a few old CRT TVs that...

Quote:

.... I have a few old CRT TVs that were bought way before the digital switch. I'm going to use a HTPC as my DVR.

What I want to know is there any possibility that they can receive the...
Forum: Coupon Eligible Converter Box (CECB)   09-06-2011, 08:48 AM
Replies: 425
Views: 185,746
Posted By smpowell
Quote:Originally Posted by chutche2...

Quote:Originally Posted by chutche2 http://www.avsforum.com/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.avsforum.com/forum/post/20851917)

Where could I go about getting a proper remote?


This one...
Forum: Coupon Eligible Converter Box (CECB)   07-10-2011, 11:10 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 4,506
Posted By smpowell
Quote:Originally Posted by Ken H...

Quote:Originally Posted by Ken H http://www.avsforum.com/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.avsforum.com/forum/post/20621382)

The only converter boxes I know of are the ones we have in the US. I...
Forum: Coupon Eligible Converter Box (CECB)   12-15-2010, 09:02 AM
Replies: 2,268
Views: 463,681
Posted By smpowell
Quote:Originally Posted by Bismarck440...

Quote:Originally Posted by Bismarck440 http://www.avsforum.com/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.avsforum.com/forum/post/19650612)

..... I used to perform UL tests on industrial equipment (solid...
Forum: Local HDTV Info and Reception   03-27-2010, 06:32 PM
Replies: 6,616
Views: 605,568
Posted By smpowell
ABC 22 has been running announcements that they...

ABC 22 has been running announcements that they have quadrupled their transmitter power.

The announcements & their web site indicate you have to rescan your converter/DTV to "receive the "New"...
Forum: HDTV Technical   02-21-2010, 06:58 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 4,309
Posted By smpowell
Quote:Originally Posted by pitweasel...

Quote:Originally Posted by pitweasel http://www.avsforum.com/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.avsforum.com/forum/post/18176884)

closest transmitters are 28.5 miles away. ..........s still one...
Forum: Coupon Eligible Converter Box (CECB)   02-16-2010, 10:29 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 3,724
Posted By smpowell
Quote:Originally Posted by dolphinlover821...

Quote:Originally Posted by dolphinlover821 http://www.avsforum.com/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.avsforum.com/forum/post/18144312)

Thank you for the information. I have gone to the antenna...
Forum: Coupon Eligible Converter Box (CECB)   02-15-2010, 08:56 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 3,724
Posted By smpowell
Quote:Originally Posted by dolphinlover821...

Quote:Originally Posted by dolphinlover821 http://www.avsforum.com/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.avsforum.com/forum/post/18138079)

Bought Panasonic Viera in June 2009, hooked up the TiVo,...
Forum: Coupon Eligible Converter Box (CECB)   01-27-2010, 06:46 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 9,793
Posted By smpowell
Quote:Originally Posted by cyberfly...

Quote:Originally Posted by cyberfly http://www.avsforum.com/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.avsforum.com/forum/post/18018020)

Hello and thanks for this great forum.
Due to the downturn in my...
Forum: Coupon Eligible Converter Box (CECB)   01-26-2010, 12:14 PM
Replies: 77
Views: 24,560
Posted By smpowell
Quote:Originally Posted by BevA3...

Quote:Originally Posted by BevA3 http://www.avsforum.com/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.avsforum.com/forum/post/18007035)

I was just told by the DTVPalPlus converter box people that I was not...
Forum: HDTV Technical   01-25-2010, 10:55 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,167
Posted By smpowell
Quote:Originally Posted by confuzzled...

Quote:Originally Posted by confuzzled http://www.avsforum.com/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.avsforum.com/forum/post/18004658)

Changing TVs is not an option at this point. ... Just looking...
Forum: Coupon Eligible Converter Box (CECB)   01-23-2010, 08:22 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,841
Posted By smpowell
Quote:Originally Posted by zaphod7501...

Quote:Originally Posted by zaphod7501 http://www.avsforum.com/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.avsforum.com/forum/post/17984647)

I have a couple of them set up to do this (using Hauppauge...
Forum: Coupon Eligible Converter Box (CECB)   01-22-2010, 05:45 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,841
Posted By smpowell
Quote:Originally Posted by Socatosh...

Quote:Originally Posted by Socatosh http://www.avsforum.com/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.avsforum.com/forum/post/17983055)

Can I put a cheap CECB such as a RCA DTA-800 or ANY CECB between...
Forum: Coupon Eligible Converter Box (CECB)   11-07-2009, 12:01 PM
Replies: 182
Views: 38,149
Posted By smpowell
Quote:Originally Posted by Floydage...

Quote:Originally Posted by Floydage http://www.avsforum.com/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.avsforum.com/forum/post/17492533)

I know that QAM tuners are used for non-encrypted digital cable...
Forum: Coupon Eligible Converter Box (CECB)   10-26-2009, 08:23 AM
Replies: 6,753
Views: 976,237
Posted By smpowell
Quote:Originally Posted by Rammitinski...

Quote:Originally Posted by Rammitinski http://www.avsforum.com/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.avsforum.com/forum/post/17414945)

There already are a few of those out here right now that are...
Forum: Coupon Eligible Converter Box (CECB)   10-24-2009, 01:10 PM
Replies: 6,753
Views: 976,237
Posted By smpowell
Quote:Originally Posted by TalkingRat...

Quote:Originally Posted by TalkingRat http://www.avsforum.com/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.avsforum.com/forum/post/17408271)

>>>Originally Posted by ucmerick
I would be surprised if any...
Forum: Coupon Eligible Converter Box (CECB)   10-23-2009, 02:01 PM
Replies: 6,753
Views: 976,237
Posted By smpowell
Quote:Originally Posted by ucmerick...

Quote:Originally Posted by ucmerick http://www.avsforum.com/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.avsforum.com/forum/post/17407407)

I would be surprised if any manufacturer is still making them...
Forum: Coupon Eligible Converter Box (CECB)   10-17-2009, 12:32 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 3,400
Posted By smpowell
Quote:Originally Posted by AntAltMike...

Quote:Originally Posted by AntAltMike http://www.avsforum.com/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.avsforum.com/forum/post/17367483)

I've been using Channel Master CM-7000 as an analog source for...
Forum: Coupon Eligible Converter Box (CECB)   08-01-2009, 11:03 PM
Replies: 2,268
Views: 463,681
Posted By smpowell
Quote:Originally Posted by Elizabeth_Goudge...

Quote:Originally Posted by Elizabeth_Goudge http://www.avsforum.com/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.avsforum.com/forum/post/16911069)

I got a Panasonic PV-8661 VCR from freecycle and am trying...
Forum: HDTV Technical   08-01-2009, 10:03 PM
Replies: 130
Views: 6,410
Posted By smpowell
Quote:Originally Posted by NYCLA*...

Quote:Originally Posted by NYCLA* http://www.avsforum.com/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.avsforum.com/forum/post/16927358)

So why is digital television so pathetic in the USA when over in the...
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