I know that soon we will all be forced to buy a convertor or else a
new tv, or we wont get anything on the older sets. I am not ready to
buy a new tv. My older one (which is only 2 years old) is still in
good shape. On the other hand, I am considering buying a new DVD/VCR
combo. Do those have the digital tv capabilities in their tuners? I
(Think) I could use the tuner on that DVD/VCR to get the digital
signal into my standard tv. Is this possible?
Simply you need a cable box with PVR. I don't think they'll have VCR
with digital tuner. VCRs are way out. Even DVD is moving to HD such as
Blue ray. Right now all this TV business is in transit. It'll take
little more time to settle down with better price. In the mean time
we have 1080P Plasma set with PVR cable box and 7.1 surrounds sound
home thater. Our regular DVD/VCR deck is fed thru A/V receiver up converted.
On Mon, 15 Oct 2007 08:46:46 -0500, firstname.lastname@example.org wrote:
Supposedly you realize that this is true only if your ONLY source of
TV is antenna. Cable and satellite systems, VCRs, DVD players, etc...
won't be affected.
Some do, although many don't yet. If a digital tuner is important to
you, be sure to check before buying.
It should be. I'd expect any non-TV device with a digital tuner to
have one or more suitable (non-NTSC outputs). Make sure they're the
same type as your TV (converters for those are expensive).
YUV (YPbPr, component video) still seems to be the most common. This
is analog, but is still much better than NTSC.
The direct answer to the question is yes:
Whether you need one, of course, depends on if you're receiving over
the air and want to use that as the ATSC digital tuner. Also, you
may want to check into the govt rebates that are coming and wait a
bit. They will be giving 2 $40 coupons to any household that
receives only via OTA, ie doesn't have cable/sat. The coupons can be
used toward an atsc tuner. It definitely covers a stand alone
tuner. Not sure if it will cover the dvd/vcr widget, though it seems
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