Digital converter boxes will help people take their old, analog TV into the next decade. Because after Feb. 17, 2009, major TV stations will broadcast only in digital so if you haven’t moved to a digital TV or digital service, your set will become obsolete and you’ll wonder what happened to all the channels.
But missing was advice on which converter box to buy. Unfortunately, I don’t have the staff to review the boxes. But Consumer Reports does. Currently, there are about 25 models of boxes available, all of which cost more than $50, according to the magazine.
Some highlights of the report:
The 14 models Consumer Reports tested are available for purchase either online or at stores including Wal-Mart, Best Buy, Circuit City, and Radio Shack and have been approved for the government’s converter box coupon program. Read Consumer Reports’ ratings HERE. The ratings are only available online, according to the company. Or try this link.
For more reviews, I scanned the web to find reviews done by consumers, tech reviewers and other sites:
More digital TV transition news: Check out the Gadgetress Guide to the Digital TV transition. Latest headlines:
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