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New Zenith DTV converter features analog pass through

Written by Rich Fiscus (Google+) @ 08 Jul 2008 13:24 User comments (1)

New Zenith DTV converter features analog pass through Despite the switch to digital only TV in most of the US next February, there will still be some low power TV stations exempt from the mandatory change, and still broadcasting analog signals. A new voucher eligible converter from Zenith, the DTT901, is designed for people who still need to access these analog broadcasts along with the new digital signals. It includes an analog pass through feature enabling both analog and digital broadcasts to be received by the same box.
"We recognize that many consumers who require a converter box for digital channels also will continue to enjoy low-power analog stations after next February, and including the popular analog pass-through feature provides the means to achieve this important goal," said Zenith Senior Vice President Richard M. Lewis. "Building on our long-time alliance with full-power broadcasters across the nation, we look forward to working with low-power community stations to help educate American consumers about the nation's transition to digital TV and how to choose the best converter box for their needs."

The Community Broadcasters Association (CBA), whose members include many of the low power television stations that will continue to broadcast analog signals, is very pleased about the new Zenith box.

"The CBA is pleased that Zenith digital-to-analog converter boxes are now offered exclusively with the important analog pass-through feature," said Greg Herman, vice president of technology for the CBA. "We tested the new Zenith DTT901 in April and find it to be a sound solution for the millions of viewers who require the ability to receive analog as well as digital broadcast signals."

The DTT901 is already available from retailers with a suggested retail price of $59.95.

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1 user comment

19.7.2008 0:22

Good , more confusion for us mortals.

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