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Artec T3AP Digital TV Converter Box Reviews


Product Rating: 3.0
This older version from Artec has been out of production and unavailable for purchase for quite some time now. This is not a major concern though because the company has done a good job of upgrading and keep new boxes in stock. The intention was to let this one go out of stock since they a newer version for sale that has more features. You can still find this box on auction sites but it's highly doubtful that you'll find a new one anywhere.

It has been upgrade several times, the upgraded versions in order from earliest to latest models are the Artec T3AP Pro, Artec T3AP-LL, and Artec T3AP-LS.

Product Details
: The picture that you get here is great. When viewing free over the air broadcasts with it you can get a picture quality that is a small step below DVD quality. When you consider that it is truly free television we think this is pretty amazing. Its picture quality will give consumers a significant upgrade from the average analog broadcast that they have gotten use to over the years. In fact, its current quality is pretty reminiscent of what you get with a paid service like cable. The sound quality for this box is also up to par with our standards and the standards for most converter boxes. It allows you to get crystal clear sound without the static or interference that you may have become accustomed to in the past.

Features: The T3AP is very similar to all of the other Artec converter boxes on the market. It comes with an electronic program guide, on box buttons, multi-language functions, and even analog pass-through. It also comes with a remote control although not a universal remote so it can't be programmed with remote codes to work with your TV.

Overall our review revealed that this is a great option.  This box comes with a bunch of excellent features, great picture and sound quality, and also sells for a very reasonable price of around $40-$50. If you are looking for a cheap yet high quality optin then this one would be a great choice.

Artec T3AP
Update April 2014

Real User Reviews: See below for several reviews that were submitted to us by consumers who have purchased and used this converter box.

Anonymous Said...
"This converter box is OK as long as your remote control does not break or does not get lost. The box is absolutely useless if the remote control is no longer available. There is only one button on my unit and that is for on/off. There is no other way to change the channel w/o the remote. Some of the new models have arrow buttons to the top, bottom, and sides which allows you to change the channel manually."
 Sean Said...
"What a ripoff! I bought this from TigerDirect and it has good picture quality but the remote has a range of less than 5 feet (yes, I changed the batteries with known good ones and cleaned the windows). Which means it's pretty much TOTALLY USELESS unless I am using the TV for a stool. TigerDirect offers no exchange on it and just refers me to Artec. Artec has NOT answered any emails after two weeks! Very disappointed!"
Specs
Works With Every ATSC Format (All 18)
Sleep Timer
Analog Pass-Through For Lower Power Analog Stations
V-Chip Lock For Parental Control Settings - Set The Rating You Want To Be Blocked
Configurable Closed Captioning Fonts
Electronic Program Guide
Signal Meter On Screen For Tuning Channels
Energy Star Compliant And Certified
English, French, and Spanish Language Support
Compact Size

What Is Included With Your Purchase?
Converter Box
Users Instruction Manual
Remote Control
Remote Control Batteries

2 comments :

  1. Does anyone have suggestions on what to do if the Install Guide (Welcome page) does not even show up in the initial setup stage when the TV and converter box are turned on?

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  2. BEEN RUNNING A T3AP-LL FOR OVER 6 MONTHS HERE IN WINDSOR,ONT CA. THIS IS A VERY GOOD STB GOOD SOUND & PICTURE,I USE IT FOR MY U,S,A, LOCALS,WILL SEE HOW WELL IT RESPONDS WHEN CANADA SWITCHES OVER, ONLY DRAW BACK IS IF U LOSE OR BREAK THE REMOTE,I HAVENT FOUND A UNIVERSAL YET THAT WORKS ON THIS STB.

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