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Lasonic LTA-260 Digital TV Converter Box Reviews


Product Rating: 2.0
The overall operation and functioning of the Lasonic LTA-260 has received mixed reviews. There have been reports of broken controllers and bad reception. The broken controllers are most likely caused by a faulty controller and a quick exchange with the manufacturer should resolve the issue. Bad reception is likely caused from having a bad antenna. In order to get good reception and all channels with any converter box a good digital antenna is required.

Again, we have another one that is out of stock. This box can't be purchased at any retailers as of now but you can find a few stray used ones on sites such as eBay or Amazon.

Product Details:
The picture quality for the LTA-260 has been found to be excellent and provides a picture that is below but near DVD quality. The picture quality this box gives out is similar to that of the tip top rated boxes on the market. The sound quality that you get with it is also very clear and has been reported to be as good as most others on the market. Both the picture and sound quality for this box are significantly better than what you would except to get with analog broadcasts. Currently this converter box is only available at several retailers and can be purchased for around $45-$50. At this point we recommend that you purchase a higher rated converter but at the same time this one will get the job done.

Lasonic LTA-260

Features: The Lasonic LTA-260 has a program guide that shows a solid description of upcoming shows over the next several hours. It's program guide isn't the most robust arond but certainly gets the job done when compared to the analog days of no programming guide. With it, users can use the scan for all channels function or manually set each channel. It also comes with an on screen signal meter to assist with manually tuning any specific channels you are trying to get. A digital antenna is a must with this and other boxes in order to get all channels in your area. This box does not come with analog pass-through.

This converter box is a mid to low rated box because it has good picture and sound quality but some remote control problems have been reported and it doesn't have analog pass-through. If you want a top rated box we recommend that you check out our complete list of reviews.

Update February 2014

Real User Reviews: We have now received several user reviews similar to the ones listed below. It appears that a lot of people are having issues with this converter boxes remote control. At first the company was asking for broken ones to be return but it now appears as though they have realized the remotes can be defective and are sending out free ones if your box is still under warranty.

Anonymous Said...
"I have three of the Lasonic LTA-260 converter boxes. None of them are a year old yet. One remote never worked and three months ago another one quit and just recently my last one stopped working. I was told that I would have to ship my remotes to a company in California so they can determine what is wrong with them. If you ask me the are junk. I live in Iowa and don't feel that I should spend any more of my money to ship these remotes when they could just ship me ones that actually work."
Anonymous Said... 
"Mine is less then a year old and the remote control just stopped working. I called the number on the product guide and they took my contact info and are sending me a new one. What I expected to be a very frustrating experience was surprisingly simple to resolve. Hopefully this next remote will last a little longer."
Specs - Lasonic LTA-260 Owners Manual
V-Chip Lock Parental Control Setting
Configurable Closed Captioning
Electronic Program Guide
On Screen Signal Strength Meter
Compact Size
75 ohm Connector

What Is Included With Your Purchase?
Converter Box
Remote Control
Remote Control Batteries
RF Cable
Attached Power Cord

4 comments :

  1. Nikki- Lincoln, NEMay 20, 2009 at 12:57 PM

    I like this remote control for elderly people who are confused by a lot of buttons. HOWEVER, many stations are switching their digital signals from UHF to VHF or vice versa. This means many boxes need to be RESET before being rescanned. With this box, I don't know how to do that. The simplicity of being able to scan channels with one button push is nice, but it prevents you from a lot of manual options that people may need.

    Or it's possible I'm just dumb & don't know how to reset it...

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  2. I have 2 boxes, less than a year old. 5 months into it, the first remote stopped working and now the 2nd one has stopped working. I am the only one using them and am not rough or harsh with them. Unfortunately, without the remotes you cannot change channels at all. So I am stuck with 2 TVs, 2 boxes , no remotes and cannot watch anything. I'm on disability and cannot afford to go buy another box, Guess I'm just stuck, huh?

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  3. My Mother-in-law has one that everytime it rains the box goes off. Now it will not even turn on with the button on the box or the remote. Anyone else have this problem?

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  4. My two boxes quit working. Anonymous I ran both of my boxes thru a universal remote I bought at walmart. You have to look at the back of the universal remote package and see if the converter box is compatible with the converter box, there is a list of brands.

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