Really nice unit as far as DTV converters go. It performed really well in all my tests. It's added an analog passthrough over the DTT900 which is a big plus for me as all our stations havent switched yet.
|Analog cable tuner?||No|
|Component video inputs||0|
|Composite video inputs||0|
|Digital audio input||No digital audio inputs|
|Component video outputs||0|
|Composite video outputs||1|
|Digital audio output||No digital audio outputs|
- CECB certified (Is this a certified Coupon-Eligible Converter Box)
CECB stands for Coupon-Eligible Converter Box. This means that a box that is CECB certified is eligible for U.S. government coupon which is worth $40. Households can apply to get such coupons via U.S. DTV web page and then use the coupon to get CECB certified DTV converter for free.
- EPG (Electronic program guide (EPG))
EPG stand for Electronic Program Guide and is an on-screen guide to scheduled broadcast television or radio programs. EPG allows the viewer to browse upcoming programming with the remote control.
- Recorder (Integrated video recorder (HDD))
If the DTV converter has a built-in recorder it can be used to record broadcasts.
- NTSC tuner (Integrated analog over-the-air tuner (NTSC))
NTSC tuner is an analog tuner which can pickup over-the-air (OTA) broadcast signals. The tuner will become obsolete on Feb. 17, 2009, as the USA switches to digital only OTA broadcasts.
- Analog cable tuner (Integrated analog cable tuner)
Analog cable tuner is required to receive the analog cable broadcasts. Cable companies are not obliged to switch over to digital transmissions on Feb 17, 2009, and thus the analog tuner can still be of use in some regions.
- Smart antenna (Smart antenna)
A smart antenna system combines multiple standard antenna elements with a signal-processing capability to optimize the reception pattern automatically in response to the signal environment. In other words, smart antenna saves the trouble of manually adjusting the antenna for optimal reception.
- Closed Captions (Support for Closed Captions (CC))
Support for closed captions means that the digital-to-analog converter box can convert over-the-air digital closed captioning for display on analog TV sets. According to the FCC rules all DTA converters are obliged to support this feature.
I bought the Zenith DTT901 today. Excellent reception compared to a DigitalStreams DTX9900 in an identical, typical apartment-living setup with a rabbit ear style cheap antenna. The DS box completely missed one local tv station signal, whereas the Zenith DTT901 picked up everything it should reasonably have picked up. Zenith for the win!
I have since moved the DS box to the other TV, which has a slightly more sophisticated set of more expensive rabbit ears. It now picks up that local channel which it couldn't see previously.
Say, anyone want to buy a lightly used Digital Streams DTX9900? I would also be willing to trade my DS DTX9900 for another Zenith DTT901...
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