- Brand: Philco
- Model: TB100HH9
- Price: $44.99
- With Coupon: $9.99 ($40 Discount!)
- Analog signal passes through when in standby mode.
- Coverts all HD (High Definition) video formats to SD (Standard Definition) 480i format.
- Allows for both 4:3 and 16:9 TV Formats.
- Energy Star compliant
- Picture “Still” Button Feature
- V-Chip Parental Control
- Closed Captioning
- Dolby Digital DTV
- Available Online: Best Place to Order
This digital converter box is a bit wider than most digital converter receivers with a height of 1.7″ the front panel is 9.5″ and extends 6.0″ backward. Although wider than other digital converter boxes, it is slim that can easily slip into many TV setup shelves and stands and it’s white look gives it a nice white clean feel similar to many other modern computer and electronic appliances. This has a trilingual (English/Spanish/French) On-Screen Display (OSD) and a remote control as some of the conveniences. Outputs are both in RF antenna and Composite RCA Video and Audio.
After searching for the supplier for more specifications and photos, Philco seems to not be US based and all Philco websites found in Google are in Argentina, Brazil and Greece and it made me a bit worried on where to get warranty support until Wikipedia answer all questions. Philco (Philadelphia Storage Battery Company) has a long history that goes back to the employee Philo Fransworth, the inventor of the Cathode Ray Tube TV, and after numerous aquisitions in the past, the company has been passed along from the hands of Ford, GTE/Sylvania, then Philips in 1981. Today, Philips is using the Philco brand name for digital converter boxes for analog TVs in the USA that is being licensed by Philips to Funai, who is manufacturing these boxes. Funai Corporation has corporate offices in New Jersey and California.
$44.99, but can be bought at a price of $9.99 with a TV converter box program coupon. You can buy this here.
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