A Note To Site Visitors

If you have used any of the products we have reviewed please leave a comment regarding your experiences with them so that other visitors can get a better idea of their quality. We have done our best to represent the true quality of all reviewed products but without using them over a long period of time it's difficult to get a grasp on the long term reliability of said products.

Digital TV Converter Box Reviews Index

If you are interested in purchasing a converter box then you need to check out the links below. Each one of the links below will bring you to the individual review page for that specific converter box.

Unfortunately getting a good converter box has turned out to be rather difficult. You'd think you can just get any one of them and be setup pretty good but a lot of them actually seem to be of pretty low quality. It makes you wonder why the government would certify and approve boxes that are substandard, and more expensive at the same time. As you can see below there are quite a few top rated boxes but of course, most of these ones are out of stock or extremely hard to find.

We have taken a look at all of the highly sought after and best ones and even some of the lesser known ones that have received high ratings. Nearly all of the ones we have written about are rated highly with only a few of them consider to be of low quality.

If you have any questions are would like us to review a specific box leave us a comment below. Our only 100% fool proof recommendation is to stick to a box that is rated highly and goes for $50 or less. Paying any more than $50 and you are simply wasting your money. Why pay more money for an inferior box? If you must go with one that is more expensive just make sure that it is one of the top rated boxes and overwhelming whelming odds are you will be very satisfied with your purchase.

Top Rated Converter Boxes
Mid Rated Converter Boxes
Low Rated Converter Boxes

20 comments :

  1. I bought four Apex coverter boxes dt250 and four Phliphs antennaes. Most channels has NO SIGNAL, I'm only getting 2&7 and few others. Can I take back at lease two converter boxes and replace it with two top rated? fedup.

    ReplyDelete
  2. My Insignia Model NS DXA1 converter for my analog tv does NOT go above channel 69. Tow of my local channels, after the conversion, are at 71 and 72. Therefore I am unable to view these stations. You can't even manually add them. Again, nothing above channel 69.

    This issue relates to this convertre only. I also have a Dish network converter wihich works perfectly.

    ReplyDelete
  3. I purchased the Sansonic converter box. The picture and sound are great, but sometimes the sound goes out and I have to turn the power off and back on again, or sometimes the channel changes automatically or sometimes the picture freezes and I have to unplug and plug in again to get it to work. Has anyone else had these problems?

    ReplyDelete
  4. On 06/12/09 a Tivax STB-T8 (purchased on 03/04/09
    from SolidSignal) was installed with a TDP model
    5MS740 amplified antenna. This Tivax converter
    functioned very well until 11/09/09, at which time it completely malfunctioned (except for the
    standby feature). Troubleshooting procedures
    failed to activate any function; i.e., no signal
    of any kind gets to the TV.

    ReplyDelete
  5. My Digital Stream converter box worked perfectly at first, but after a couple of months, the TV power function on the remote stopped working, altho all other buttons were fine. So I just used the TV remote to turn the TV off and on. But now it has gradually stopped working altogether - last week I had to unplug it from the wall, then back in again several times to get it to come on, and now all it does is blink the green light on and off, and I never get a signal.

    ReplyDelete
  6. I bought two Digital stream converters. I have to wonder when back in the day, if analog was as, worthless,called a lemon, and a rip off as these so-called converter boxes. All converters I have seen or heard of, are worthless. I have to say! Electronic technicians are still in the model T age.Or it is a fraudulent game to rip people off. Converters are the worse piece of junk in this era, and should all be gathered and taken to the junk yard and buried. I truly would like to receive a refund.

    ReplyDelete
  7. DO NOT PURCHASE SUNKEY CONVERTER BOX.....NO GOOD, NO GOOD, NO GOOD!!!!!

    ReplyDelete
  8. i would like for you to me 2 coupons for my tv so that i can get my converter boxies. my address is 3823 north 23rd street omaha nebraska 68110 reggie york.

    ReplyDelete
  9. I have bought 2 Apex converter DT 250. The picture and sound had been good for 1 year. However, It suddenly dead and don't talk anything.

    ReplyDelete
  10. I absolutly hate my APEX converter box and almost feel like not watching tv most of the time. It keeps breaking throughout the shows and is impossible to watch TV with all the interruptions. REALLY HATE IT

    ReplyDelete
  11. We have gone through 2 Apex boxes AP 250 . Very Very unhappy were not worth the money we still had to pay after the coupon. Did not last a year. Whats the point. Not everyone can go out and buy the new T.V.'s Why did the F.C.C. have to change everything.

    ReplyDelete
  12. I bought two Digital Stream DTX9950 boxes about two years ago. One just died today. I opened the case, and found a couple of the components had split open on top. Little cylindrical thing about 3/4 inch tall, and about 1/4 inch in diameter with a five point star on top (that is where it split). You would hope to get a little service out of the overpriced junk that they rush out the door trying to beat a government-mandated deadline. Do not recommend purchasing one of these boxes.

    ReplyDelete
  13. both rca & magnavox converters get about half the volume on tv what am i doing wrong

    ReplyDelete
  14. My Channel Master CM-7000 is dying after only 2 years.
    Top notch until now. Picture goes away but sound continues.

    ReplyDelete
  15. Thanks everyone for posting results.
    I had a APEX DT250A that died last night (10/11/10). Did all the reboot steps, etc. Shopping today...

    I appreciate everyone's comments re: experiences. This helps me to decide on new box. Working together (thumbs up)

    Webmaster: please remove converter failures from the 'top rated' as they come in. (not everyone will see the bottom of this page)
    Keeps your site credible!

    ReplyDelete
  16. I bought a ACCESS digital to analog TV CONVERTER MODEL NO: DTA1030D AND I HAVE AN INDOOR ANTENNA (RCA) AND I DO NOT HAVE ANY RECEPTION WATH SO EVER 0 CHANNELS PLEASE TELL ME WHY.

    ReplyDelete
  17. dtv pal, its garbage! no channels come in, the guide always says no information available, i hate the govt for takin the analog tv away that we had forever.....there was NO REASON FOR THIS DECISION.

    ReplyDelete
  18. access HD converter is junk junk junk.

    ReplyDelete
  19. I am looking to buy a KCPI converter box at Best Buy. Is it any good? I cannot find any reviews on it. Please help. Thank You!!!

    ReplyDelete
  20. This comment has been removed by a blog administrator.

    ReplyDelete

Please do not spam our comments section. Only clean and family friendly comments will be approved. No profanity, and please be constructive. People not only want to hear that a product stinks or works great, they want to hear why.