This box was not one that we recommended as GE realized the reasons why and has since discontinued production of it. It is now sold out at all retailers and finding an alternative would be your best bet.
Product Details: It does not come with the best picture quality out there, just like other GE brand boxes that we have looked it. It is just below the "2nd tier" which means that most other TV converter boxes provide better picture quality. Despite this it is still an upgrade from the average analog broadcast, of course though, as we've said before, achieving this is certainly on feat. It has been reported that its sound quality is very good and rates as well as most others that we have reviewed. Its sound quality is better that the sound quality that you get from traditional analog TV, which again, is to be expected no matter what. Currently this little guy can be purchased for $60-$80 which again is extremely over price. After selling it for several months it is no longer available and it has been upgraded to the GE 23333.
One good thing about this product is that is does have one of the best schedule/programming guides out of all of the different converter boxes that we have looked at. It provides users with show descriptions and show length for several hours of upcoming programming, on all channels. It also allows users to use the simple and quick auto scan function or individually tune channels in order to customize their channel lineup. Lastly, it also comes with adjustable closed captioning, and on box buttons that allow for use when the remote isn't around. It does not come with the ever important analog pass-through function.
Again, our opinion is that this box is certainly good enough to get your TV after the transition but it is lacking a bunch of features and top quality picture display. Why spend more money on an inferior product? Due to these factor we recommend that you stay far far away from it and find something better that also sells at a more reasonable price.
Features & Specs - GE 22729 Owners Manaul
Parental Control Setting
Configurable Closed Captioning
Electronic Program Guide
On Box Buttons
English, French, and Spanish Language Support
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