Zenith DTT900 Digital TV Converter Box Reviews

Product Rating: 3.5

The original Zenith DTT900 is lacking the extremely important analog pass-through but Zenith has realized there shortcomings and it has been upgraded to the Zenith DTT901 which does include this feature. Outside of missing the analog pass-through feature this is one of the best boxes that money can buy.

Product Details: The picture quality this one puts out is just as good as any other converter box on the market. It has been reported to provide an excellent picture that is only the smallest step below DVD picture quality. The sound quality of the DTT901 converter box has also be reported to be very very good, as good or better than most other TV converter boxes, and an upgrade for analog TV sound. During the transition it sold for around $60 but with it in short supply it now sells for around $90, which is pretty fair considering its high quality.
Zenith DTT900
Features: It comes loaded with a bunch of features. It comes with a program guide that displays the show title, show run time for the current show, and the upcoming show for all channels. It also has a manual and automatic aspect ratio functions. This converter box also comes with a universal remote that will work for in tandem with your television. It also provides users the ability to manually set each channel or use the auto scan function. It does not come with analog pass-through.

Overall the Zenith DTT900 has some of the best feature sets and highest picture/sound quality but it is lacking analog pass-through. If you want this box go with its upgrade version that includes the pass-through function.

Update March 2014

Real User Reviews: For the most part we have received excellent feedback from consumers regarding this converter box. The reception is great, it seems to last, and it is easy to use. The only thing missing here is the analog pass through function.

SwLewis Said...

"This box is used with my old Samsung 19-inch TV. The Zenith comes with some nice basic features. The remote can turn off your TV, which I happen to like. The guide shows the current show and next only, but you can arrow through all the channels.
With rabbit ears and 12 miles from towers, the reception is just fine. The box itself has air vents on all sides (heat kills boxes), made with a metal case, and has buttons on the face to change channels and power.
Overall, this has been a sturdy, reliable DTV converter box. The only major problen is that you can hardly find them anymore. Best Buy has sold the Insignia brand, which is the generic version of the Zenith box, but those are getting scarce as well.
I am starting to think that the DTV box manufacturers are keeping supplies deliberately low on purpose."
Anonymous Said...
"I like this converter box, though the remote's design isn't completely friendly and the onscreen graphics seem to be something out of the 1980's. The best thing is the box runs very cool, which means you can leave it on 24/7 without worrying if it will burn itself up.As a comparison, the Digital Stream DTX9950 which is sold at Radio Shack gets very hot while in operation."
Parental Control Setting
Configurable Closed Captioning
Electronic Program Guide
Energy Star Compliant
English, French, and Spanish Language Support

What Is Included With Your Purchase?
Zenith DTT900 Converter Box
Universal Remote Control
Remote Control Batteries
RF Coaxial Cable
AV Cable


  1. We broke the circuit to the tv during remodeling. Now the remote will not power the tv on/off. It will power the converter box and change channels, volume, etc. just not the power. How do I reprogram the remote control?

  2. Hi there. Glad this is here. The battery came out of my remote for the Zenith DTT900 Digital TV Converter -- Now the date is stuck on Sun Jan 6 1980 at 12:00:00 am and there are no details in the Guide at all. I cant figure out how to reset this. Please help? Thank you.

  3. How do i hook up a dvd player to a tv and a zenith converter box ? Thanks


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