TV Changes

May 27, 2008 by
Filed under: Service Issues, What's New 

Last week, my RV.Net blog post was on TV in your RV, and upcoming changes, including digital and Satellite HD reception.DTV.gov website link. A couple of things to keep in mind- the standard Winegard Sensar “Batwing” antenna will work just fine for Digital television- no need to buy a special “digital” or “HD” antenna.

There is a difference between Digital and HD. If you are going to buy a digital converter box for your RV, if you have an “HD capable” television, you will need to buy a high definition converter box. If, however, you have a standard tube type “SDTV”, one of the cheap , err…. inexpensive converter boxes will do just fine.
There is a good comparison of “Coupon Eligable converter boxes” at http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Comparison_of_CECB_units

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2 Comments on TV Changes

  1. RoadTripJournal on Wed, 28th May 2008 11:53 am
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  3. John on Fri, 30th May 2008 1:18 pm
  4. Whith the up coming change over from Analog to Digial TV. most of the covererts being sold are not Analog pass thru. What this means is when the digital portion converter is turned off it will pass the analog Tv signal. Now comes the fun the FCC or the rest of the industry didn’t tell you, only the Main TV stations are required to switch over to Digital transmissions. Their remote broadcast stations (transponders) are not required to at this time to switch over and no time has been set. What this means to us RV people is while we are traveling and you want to or have to receive a off the air TV signals from a remote broadcast, the standard digital converter will not work. Also keep in mind you maynot know if Tv staion you are looking for to receive is Bradcasting thru a remote (transponder) or not. There are a couple of these Digital converter that are Analog pass thru and they are advitized as such. there is a list of these at http://www.ezdigitaltv.com.

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