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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.

Artec T28A Portable Handheld Digital TV Owners Manual






If you have the Artec T28A digital handheld TV then you may find the manual above to be useful. This is the exact same users manual that came with your purchase but we know that most people throw this stuff away so we have provided as a convenience for you. We cannot provide individual support or answer any questions. We suggest that you contact the manufacturer if yo have any questions beyond the scope of the manual. This portable TV is digital ready and will work after the digital transition without the need for any type of converter.

Satellite TV Information Guide

Are you looking to upgrade from free over-the-air television and add a paid service? What about making a change from cable to Satellite? Are you interested in switching but don't know if it is a good idea or what providers are the best?

If you answered yes to all or any of these questions then you have found the right place. Below you will find our Satellite TV Information section with links to all sorts of various information to help you decide whether it is for you and if so what companies to consider. Satellite TV isn't as complicated as some other choices you will have to make though, since there are only two major providers within the U.S., Dish Network and DirecTV. Before getting to the links it's important to start with a little intro on Satellite TV.
Satellite TV has seen a lot of technological advances over the past few years and as a result the number of subscribers has risen significantly. In a lot of ways satellite and cable are similar but there are also differences that give each one its own advantages. Some advantages of satellite include price, availability, better picture and sound quality, more programming options, and often more HDTV options. Some disadvantages  as compared with cable include less access to local programming, more equipment needed, more complicated installation, and a greater potential for signal interference.

One of the major advantages discussed above is the lower price. The cost for it is between $25-$30 for 100 channels while the average price for a comparable digital cable program is around $50. Besides being cheaper satellite television also provides a better picture and better sound quality because it is all digital while some cable is still being broadcast in analog. It also allows for a consistent set of programming and features no matter where you live in the country since it is all satellite based. In rural areas cable companies often are not able to offer great HDTV lineups, such as where I live, we only get about 15 HDTV channels through Time Warner.

One of the disadvantages of is a lack of local programming. It does provide access to local channels but getting them often requires an extra fee. It also requires a more complicated dish installation process and more equipment. This use to be more of an issue in the past but these days you can get most of the equipment and installation done for free by signing a service contract. Finally, it the potential to go out during bad weather. Technology has limited this greatly but there is still a risk that you will lose your TV during a strong storm while there is virtually no chance of this happening with cable as long as your power doesn't go out.

The two major providers are always  in a fierce battle for market share. You should use this to your advantage when looking to signup. Both companies generally require a two year contract when offering specials. These specials are great though because they allow you to get your first year for as much half often.

If you are considering getting satellite we highly recommend that you check out our guide below and consider your options carefully. As with any decision that requires a two year commitment, you better do you due diligence before committing. Also, feel free to leave comments below if you have any questions or suggestions on more information that we can provide to help you and others make their decision easier.

Frequently Asked Questions About Satellite TV - Coming Soon!

Satellite vs. Cable Comparison Chart

DirecTV vs. Dish Network Comparison Chart

DirecTV Satellite TV Review

Dish Network Satellite TV Review

Digital TV Antenna Reviews Index

If you are looking for a new indoor or outdoor digital antenna, HDTV, amplified or smart antenna then you have found the right place for reviews. However before checking out our reviews it is important that you take a look at our digital TV antenna info guide to get detailed information about the transition and what it means for you. We have done our best to provide reviews on a wide range of different antennas and below you will find a complete list of every single one we have looked at here at our blog.

With the recent and upcoming digital transitions that have been and are being made antennas have become a vital part of having a quality television viewing experience if you are taking advantage of free over-the-air broadcasts. With a digital antenna you will more than likely experience a significant amount of channel loss after the transition happens. If you do keep all of our channels then getting an antenna also gives you a good chance of picking up a handful of new channels that you didn't even know existed.

If you have any questions at all or want us to review a specific antenna leave a comment below and we will see what we can do for you.

RCA
RCA Ant 2000
RCA Ant 1550
RCA Ant 1500
RCA Ant 806
RCA ANT 1450
RCA ANT 1400

Antennas Direct
Antennas Direct DB2
Antennas Direct DB4
Antennas Direct DB8
Antennas Direct Clearstream C1
Antennas Direct Clearstream C2
Antennas Direct Clearstream C4
Antennas Direct 91XG
Antennas Direct 43XG

Winegard
Winegard HA0130 Hideaway Folding Antenna
Winegard RS 2000 Roadstar
Winegard RS 1500 Roadstar
Winegard MS 2000 Metrostar
Winegard SS 2000
Winegard SS 3000
Winegard 7080P
Winegard HD7694P
Winegard HD7695P
Winegard HD7696P
Winegard HD7697P
Winegard HD7698P
Winegard HD9022 Prostar 1000
Winegard GS1100 Sensar III
Winegard HD7082P
Winegard HD9075P
Winegard HD1080
Winegard HD7010 Prostar 1000

Channel Master
Channel Master CM 3000
Channel Master CM 3671
Channel Maser CM 4220MHD
Channel Master CM 4221
Channel Master CM 4228
Channel Master CM 4220HD

DX Antenna
DX Antenna DTA 5000
DX Antenna DTA 700

Antenna Craft
Antenna Craft Y5-7-13
Antenna Craft HDX1000

Artec
Artec AN2 Converter Box Digital Antenna

Dish Network DTVPal Plus TV Converter Box Owners Manual




This converter box is one of the best ones that money can buy and comes to you straight from the Satellite TV giant Dish Network. The Dish Network DTVPal Plus users manual can come in handy if you are having any kinds of problems or just want general information on the features you have at your finger tips. Dish Network also provides excellent customer service and they are one simple phone call away if you need answer to questions that aren't contained within the manual.

Technical Specifications


  • Absolute Best In Industry Electronic Program Guide
  • Analog Pass-Through
  • Enhanced Digital Tuner That Picks Up Extra Channels
  • Parental Control Locks
  • Advanced Program Search
  • Auto VCR Timers For Program Recording
  • All 18 ATSC Formats Supported
  • Tri-Language Support - Spanish, French, And English
  • Energy Star Compliant With Auto Stand By
  • Easy Setup Wizard
  • Infrared Remote Control - Non Universal
  • Size: H: 1.3” x W: 5.9” x D: 4.2” (inches)
  • Weight: .54 pounds
  • Zentech DF2000L TV Converter Box Owners Manual



    If you are an owner of the Zentech DF2000L converter box then this post is just for you. Our site has listed the users manual above as a convenience for anyone that has any questions about it. We have been getting so many emails and comments about use, function, features, etc that we decided it best to provide some concrete answers via the manual rather than trying to help without being certain. For extremely complex issues your box is either broken and you'll need a new one, or you can try calling Zentech customer support first to see if they have some sort of resolution for you.

    Technical Specifications


  • Analog Pass-Through
  • Easy Installation With Install Wizard
  • Supports Spanish, French, And English
  • Electronic Program Guide With 7 Day Advanced Information
  • V-Chip
  • 4:3 and 16:9 Aspect Ratios
  • Energy Saver With Auto Sleep Timer
  • Flash Memory: 2 MB
  • Supports All 18 ATSC Formats
  • AC adapter: DC 12V, 1A
  • Size: 4.5" x 2.25" x 7.75" (Inches)
  • Weight: 1.75 Pounds
  • DX DTA-5000 Digital Smart Antenna Owners Manual



    Digital Antennas can be a little hard to get working correctly as opposed to some other devices and therefore we decided to provide the users manual for the DX DTA-5000 smart antenna. If you are having trouble getting it to work correctly read the full manual above before leaving any comments asking for help. We don't have the most technical background in antenna function so we will likely struggle to help you beyond what is provided in the manual. You can contact DX directly if you feel that it would get you your answer quicker.

    Channel Master CM-7000 TV Converter Box Owners Manual



    This has been one of the best converter boxes around as far as features, picture, and sound quality go. It has also been one of the most reliable and very few people have had technical difficulties with it. Nonetheless we figured it important to include the users manual in case anyone is having problems with the Channel Master CM-7000. For those that are this is a good place to start, although we have heard that they provide excellent call support if you are in need of help with a complicated issue.

    Technical Specifications
  • Works With SD And HD Signals
  • Auto And Manual Channel Setup
  • Industry Best Programming Guide
  • Easy Install With Top Notch Customer Support
  • Closed Captioning
  • Non-Universal Remote
  • Auto Sleep Timer
  • Low Power Use
  • Composite Video Out - RCA Type
  • S-Video Out
  • Weight: 2.0 Pounds
  • Size: 8.7 x 6.3 x 1.6 (Inches)
  • Artec T3A Pro TV Converter Box Owners Manual


    If you are experiencing technical or operational issues with your Artec T3A Prohttp://dtvconverterboxes.blogspot.com/2008/07/artec-t3a-pro-converter-box-reviews.html then reading the users manual above should help you solve most issues you are having. Some issues however cannot be resolved via the manual and in that case you should contact the Artec customer service department. In the even that they are of no help you can try leaving a comment in our section below, or you may be forced to purchase a new digital TV converter box.

    Technical Specifications

  • TV Guide For Future And Current Programs
  • Standard Definition Output
  • V-Chip For Channel Locking
  • Government Certified And Coupon Eligible
  • 4:3 and 16:9 Aspect Ratios
  • Channels 2-69
  • Closed Captioning Support - Standard Adjust ability 
  • Female 75 Ohm F-type connector
  • MPEG-2 Video Decoding
  • Composite Video Out
  • Lower Power Consumption
  • LED Power Indicator
  • 6.42" x 3.94" x 1.18"
  • Weight: 0.5 Pounds
  • Airlink101 ATVC102 TV Converter Box Owners Manual


    This converter box has turned out to work very very well but we have still had a lot of inquiries about general functioning and features for those that threw away their users manual. As a result we have provide the manual for the Airlink101 ATVC102 for free to help out those in need. The manual explains the features and function of the digital box well but also has a great section for troubleshooting issues. For further inforamtion please call Airlink directly and request their customer support department.

    Technical Specifications

  • Industry Best Electronic Program Guide With 7 Day Advanced Information
  • Closed Captioning
  • V-Chip Parental Controls
  • Power Indicator Light
  • Signal Strength Meter For Manual Channel Setting
  • High And Low VHF Channels 2-13
  • UHF Channels 2-69
  • 75 ohm
  • RCA Connection
  • RCA Stereo Out
  • Two Aspect Ratios - 4:3 and 16:9
  • Batteries, Power Adapter, And RF Cable Included With Purchase

  • Winegard RC-DT09 TV Converter Box Owners Manual





    Winegard RC-DT09
    We recommend that you take a look at this users manual if you are a lucky owner of the Winegard RC-DT09 and you need information pertaining to its operation or if you are experiencing technical difficulties. The manual should be able to answer most questions if you take the time to actually look through it for answers. For more complex and detail oriented inquiries you should contact Winegard directly via their support phone number.

    Technical Specifications



  • EMS Alert Systems
  • Parental Controls
  • 3 On Box Buttons
  • EPG
  • Power LED Light On Front Of Box
  • Energy Star Listed 
  • Signal Strength On Screen Meter
  • Channels 2-6 VHF Low: 54MHz to 88MHz
  • Channels 7-13 VHF High: 174 MHz to 216MHz
  • Channels 14-69 UHF: 470MHz to 806MHz
  • 4:3 and 16:9 Aspect Ratios
  • 5.5” x 1.75” x 6.5” (inches)
  • Under 1.0 lbs
  • Access HD DTA 1010/1020/1080 TV Converter Box Owners Manual



    This is a users manual for all of the Access HD boxes. They are all so similar that they have only provided one manual for them. This manual is complete and should help with setup, features, general function, and most troubleshooting issues. For further details contact AccessHD directly. The manual is for the  1010D, 1010U, 1020D, 1020U, 1080D, or 1080U digital converter boxes.

    Technical Specifications

  • Analog Pass-Through
  • Channel 3/4 software
  • Infrared user remote control
  • Parental Control With V-Chip
  • Sleep Timer
  • Dolby Digital Stereo
  • 2 MB Flash
  • 16 MB DRAM
  • 5" x 5" x 1.5" (inches)
  • Batteries Included
  • RF Cable Included
  • Zinwell ZAT-970A TV Converter Box Owners Manual




    The users manual for the Zinwell ZAT-970A has been provided above as a free courtesy for those that need help in configuring their converter box for use. If you have thrown away your manual that came with your purchase no worries because everything it had is contained above. You can also use the manuals troubleshooting section if you are having trouble with the function of your box. For technical difficulties not explained in the owners manual please contact Zinwell directly.

    Technical Specifications


  • Analog Pass-Through
  • 8 Event Timer For Recording Shows
  • Sleep Timer For Auto Shut Off
  • Works With All ATSC 18 Video Formats
  • Compatible with HDTV and SDTV Signals
  • Aspect Ratio 16:9 and 4:3
  • Multilingual Support (E,S,F)
  • Automatic and Manual Channel Scanning 
  • Closed Captioning Support With Ability To Personalize
  • V-Chip Support For Adult Content
  • EMS Alert 
  • Software Upgrades Available Periodically
  • RCA DTA800B1 TV Converter Box Owners Manual



    The RCA DTA800B1 was one of the most widely available converter boxes and therefore a ton of people bought it and currently use it. It has proven to be a pretty good box but with so many other there, we have be inundated with a huge number of requests for the users manual. As a result we have provided the manual above for anyone that might be having technical difficulties. For those looking for remote codes for the universal remote, these are also contained near the end of the PDF above.

    Technical Specifications:

  • Important Analog Pass-Through Function For Lower Power Channels
  • Universal Remote Control With Remote Codes
  • Smart Antenna Compatible
  • EPG
  • Emergency Alert System Compatible (EAS)
  • V-Chip Parent Control Settings
  • Energy Star Certified
  • High And Low VHF Channels 2-6 and 7-13
  • UHF Channels 14-69
  • Composite Video And Audio Outputs
  • 4:3 and 16:9 Aspect Ratios
  • RF Cable Included
  • Magnavox TB100MG9 TV Converter Box Owners Manual


    If you are an owner of the popular Magnavox TB100MG9 then you can view the users manual embedded above via a .pdf file. If you are have any  operational issues or need troubleshooting tips this is the place to be. For complex issues you will need to contact the Magnavox support department directly via a phone call. For those with basic questions, leave a comment below and we will try to get you an answer.

    Technical Specifications

  • Parental Controls With Internal V-Chip
  • Compliant To Energy Star Standards
  • ATSC Tuner For All 18 ATSC Formats
  • Analog Pass-Through
  • Closed Captioning That Can Be Personalized
  • User Remtoe Control
  • Composite Video Out
  • Stereo Out
  • SDTV Compatible
  • Channels 2-69, Low and High VHF and UHf
  • 9.7" W x 1.7" H x 6" D
  • Weighs 1.4 pounds
  • Remote Batteries Included
  • Zinwell ZAT-950A TV Converter Box Owners Manual

    You can read the users manual for the Zinwell ZAT-950A if you are having technical difficulties or troubleshooting an issue. You can also get information on its general functions and features in the manual. We know that most people do not keep their manuals after purchasing a product so we are providing this as a courtesy to anybody who might need it. If you have your old paper manual this one is no different. For specific technical issues contact Zinwell directly and they should be able to help out.

    Technical Specifications


  • Analog Pass Through
  • VCR Event Timer
  • ATSC 18 Formats Support
  • ATSC HDTV Compliant MPEG-2 MP
  • Works With HDTV and SDTV 
  • Aspect Ratios: 16:9 and 4:3
  • English, French, and Spanish Support
  • Auto and Manual Channel Tuning
  • Closed Captioning - Adjustable
  • V-Chip Support for MPAA and US TV Rating
  • Emergency Alert System Functions
  • RF Output
  • Video Output
  • Audio Output
  • 3 On Box Button For Function Control
  • Status LED Light Shows Power and Standby Modes
  • Size:  175 x 135 x 33 mm
  • Weight: 1 pound
  • Dish Network TR-40 CRA / DTVPal TV Converter Box Owners Manual

    Check out the Dish Network TR-40 CRA / DTVPal users manual if you are an owner of the Dish Network DTVPal or Dish Network TR-40 CRA  box and you need information about operational problems or troubleshooting tip. For further assistance of any kind we suggest that you contact Dish Network directly and see if they can provide you with any help in this regard. Dish, out of all manufacturers has provided what turned out to be some of the best boxes available and they also provide pretty good support for their full service call center. They will of course try to convince you to get a satellite subscription when you call in as an alternative.


    Technical Specifications



  • Best Picture And Sound Quality
  • Analog Pass-Through With All NTSC Formats Supports
  • Multi-casting
  • Closed Captioning
  • Industry Best Program guide
  • Event Timer
  • Parental Controls
  • 2-6 VHF, 7-13 VHF High, 14-69 UHF
  • RCA Connections
  • RCA Stereo
  • Channels 14-69 UHF: 470MHz to 806MHz


  • H: 1.3” x W: 5.9” x D: 4.2” (inches)
  • Weight: 1.0 pound


  • Remote control with batteries
  • Owner’s Manual
  • RF Cable included
  • Apex DT250 TV Converter Box Owners Manual


    Read up on the Apex DT250 users manual if you are an owner of the Apex DT250 and are having issues with its operation. Here you can find tips for troubleshooting and/or general functions and features. We don't provide specific support for issues such as these so the users manual is the best way to get answers. You can also contact Apex directly and you may be able to get an answer from them, or you can leave a comment and hope for the best from another reader.

    Technical Specifications



  • Government Certified 
  • Coupon Eligible
  • Analog Pass-Through
  • Smart Antenna Compliant
  • S-Video
  • Parental Controls
  • User Remote
  • Customizeable Closed Captioning
  • Favorite Channel Settings
  • On Screen Signal Strength Meter
  • Composite Video Out
  • Analog L/R Audio Out
  • Channels 2-69
  • Aspect Ratio Support For 16:9 and 4:3
  • Energy Start Compliant
  • AV Cables and RF Cables Included
  • Batteries Included - 2 AAA
  • 9" x 6.1" x 1.6"
  • 2 lbs.
  • Coship N9900T TV Converter Box Owners Manual


    Many people seem to have had issues with the Coship N9900T converter box, not that box alone but with many different brands as well. The best solution to this issues is to consult your users manual, especially the troubleshooting section. Of course most people do not keep these types of things so we have provided the manual above as a courtesy to all of those that are looking for tips. We can't provide specific support and the manual is your best bet out side of contacting the manufacturer personally.


    Technical Specifications


  • Parental Controls With V-Chip
  • Detailed Program Guide
  • Fully Certified And Government Coupon Eligible
  • Certified To Work With All ATSC Formats
  • Channels 2-69 Including Multi-casting
  • Works in Spanish, French, and English
  • Favorite Channel Setting
  • 4:3 and 16:9 Aspect Ratios
  • Flash Memory - 2 MB
  • SDRAM Memory - 32 MB
  • Smart Antenna Port
  • Lower Energy Star Power Compliant
  • Size 295mm (W) x 217mm (D) x 54mm (H)


  • Weight 1.8Kg
  • Venturer STB7766G TV Converter Box Owners Manual


    For detailed tips if you are troubleshooting or just need to know how the general functions of the Venturer STB7766G converter box work you should find the users manual above to be very useful. It provides more information than you are going to get anywhere else and should help with most problems. As an alternative you can leave a comment below and hope someone in the blogosphere is able to answer your question or you can always contact the manufacturer if you issues is really sticky.

    Technical Specifications


  •  Parental Controls For All Ratings
  • Multi-cast Sub Channel Availiability
  • 18 Full Digital ATSC Formats
  • Coaxial Out
  • CECB
  • Closed Captioning For Those Who Want Or Need It
  • Av Output
  • Receives All Channels 2-69
  • Works with 16:9 and 4:3 Aspect Ratios
  • On Box Buttons
  • RCA Video and Audio Output
  • Remote Control
  • RF Cable
  • AC Adapter
  • Zentech DF2000 TV Converter Box Owners Manual

    If you are experiencing operation difficulties or need trouble shooting for your Zentech DF2000 converter box you should check out the user manual above. For more complex questions that can't be answered by reading the owners manual you are best of contacting the manufacturer. We can't guarantee you'll get good help or even get them to contact you back but it's worth a shot before giving up and buying a different converter boxes. You can always try leaving a comment and hoping you get lucky and someone in the community was able to solve a similar problem.

    Technical Specifications


  • Size: 4.5 Hi X 2.25 W X 7.75 D (inches)
  • Weight: 1.75 pounds
  • Multi Language Support
  • Aspect Ratio: 4:3 and 16:9
  • Video Resolution Abilities: 1080i, 720P, 480i, 480P
  • Video Output
  • Closed Captioning
  • Goodmind DTA-1000 TV Converter Box Owners Manual


    For owners of the Goodmind DTA-1000 converter box the full users manual that you received with your purchase is listed above. We know that many people do not keep these when they make their purchase so it has been provided to you free of charge. If you have further questions we suggest you contact the manufacturer in order to get your questions answered. You can cross your fingers and leave a comment but we cannot guarantee any help beyond what we find in the manual ourselves.

    Technical Specifications


  • Program Guide
  • 3 Language Support - English, French, And Spanish
  • 4:3 and 16:9 Aspect Ratio Compatible
  • Parental Controls Via V-Chip Technology
  • Detailed Closed Captioning With Adjustable Fonts
  • Works With A TV Or Monitor
  • Full VHF and UHF Bandwidth
  • ATSC Compatible With All 18 Formats
  • Auto Sleep Setting
  • Convenient User Remote Control
  • Digital Stream DTX9950 TV Converter Box Owners Manual

    OOPS! OWNERS MANUAL MISSING!!!

    Unfortunately this users manual has been taken down from the hosting site for unknown reasons and we were unable to find a replacement.

    If you are the owner of the Digital Stream DTX9950 converter box and you need information about operation or troubleshooting for your converter box you should check out the Digital Stream DTX9900 users manual. These boxes are nearly identical and their manuals should be almost exactly the same. If you have any questions that you cannot find the answer to in the owners manual about your digital converter box leave us a comment and we'll try to answer them for you.

    Features:



  • Analog Pass-Through
  • Works With All ATSC Formats
  • Energy Star Compliant
  • V-chip Parental Controls and Closed Captioning
  • Current and Future Program Guide
  • Universal Remote
  • Multi-Lingual - French, Spanish, English
  • RF Output Via Channel 3 or 4
  • Auto or Manual Tuning
  • Auto Time Zone Settings