Sansonic FT-300A Digital To Analog TV Converter Box
Sansonic FT-300A Digital To Analog TV Converter Box
Coupon Eligible digital converter box (CECB) that converts ATSC Digital broadcast signals to Analog (NTSC) allowing an Analog (non-digital) TV to receive Digital broadcasts. The converter processes and displays ATSC programming and system information in 4:3 and 16:9 aspect ratios to fit any TV. It features outstanding pictures quality that provides viewers with a near DVD quality picture and is rated recommended by Consumer Reports. Its compact size makes it convenient to install. Specifications: Receiving and Presenting Audio/Video Formats Contained in ATSC A/53E * Support 4:3 and 16:9 Video Format * Process and Display ATSC A/65C Program and System Information Protocol data. * Receiving RF Channels 2 through 69 inclusive * Include a female 75 ohm F-Type Connector for VHF/UHF Antenna Input. * Include a female 75-ohm F-Type Connector with User-selectable Ch3 or 4 NTCS RF Output. * Composite Video and Stereo Audio Output. * Full Compliant with ATSC A/74, Receiver Performance Guidelines. * Support Channel Display, Closed Caption, EAS and Parental Control (V-Chip) * Full Compliant with Energy Standards. * Display ANT Level and Signal quality on the TV.Manufacturer's Description (January 29, 2009)
Enjoy an easy transition from analog to digital TV broadcasts with the Sansonic FT-300A Digital Converter Box, which enables an older TV not connected to cable or satellite to receive and display digital TV programming (ATSC). This converter box is eligible for the TV Converter Box Coupon Program. It supports programming and system information in both 4:3 (standard definition) and 16:9 (widescreen, digital) aspect ratios to fit any TV. It also includes a remote control that features mute, sleep, and V-Chip controls.
The front (top) and back (bottom) of the Sansonic FT-300A digital converter box.
What's in the Box
Converter box, remote control (with AAA batteries), AC adapter, RF cable, printed user manualTech Talk
Aspect ratio: The aspect ratio refers to the shape of the video image. Standard-definition television broadcasts have a 4:3 aspect ratio, which is almost square in appearance. Many digital TV broadcasts have a 16:9 aspect ratio, which is widescreen and appears rectangular, looking more like a movie screen and filling more of the viewer's field of vision for a more lifelike viewing experience. Even after the transition to the ATSC digital TV broadcasts after February 17, 2009, some programming (especially older shows) will still be viewed in the 4:3 aspect ratio.ATSC tuner: Often called an ATSC receiver or HDTV tuner, allows reception of digital television (DTV) signals broadcast over-the-air by TV stations. May be integrated into a television, VCR, digital video recorder, or set-top box.Frequently Asked Questions
How do I know if I have an analog or a digital TV?
What you need to know is whether your TV set has something called a "digital tuner" already built in. If it does, your TV set will receive digital signals. The best way to determine whether your TV set has a digital tuner built in is to consult your owner's manual.If you bought your TV set before 1998, it probably doesn't have a digital tuner at all. Almost every TV set made before 1998 was a traditional "analog" set. If you bought a big-screen, projection TV between 1998 and 2004, it may have a built-in digital tuner inside. But chances aren't great.If you purchased a new TV set since 2004, your chances of having a built-in digital tuner improve dramatically. Starting in 2004, many of the TV sets sold at popular electronics stores feature digital tuners. But it's not a sure thing. Even some of the newer TV sets are purely display monitors that lack the internal circuitry needed to pick up digital broadcasts. Usually these sets have been advertised as "HD-ready" or "HDTV monitor" sets. That means they can display digital and high-definition signals, but they need help getting those signals in the first place. You'll still need a special converter or a cable TV connection.Will I receive High-Definition TV with a converter box?
No. Analog televisions are not capable of displaying High-Definition resolution, but the picture will generally be better with a TV converter box. If you want to view High-Definition TV, then you will need one of the newer sets rated for "High-Definition" resolution.Will my VCR or DVD player still work once I plug my converter box into my TV?
The analog equipment you currently use will continue to work with (output to) your analog TV set just as before, but they will not be able to receive over-the-air programming without the TV converter box. Attach the converter to your VCR, TiVo, DVD-R, etc. instead of hooking it directly to your TV.
- Allows older TVs not connected to cable or satellite to receive new digital TV (DTV) signals
- Simple plug-in RF coaxial cable connection; composite video (yellow) and audio (red/white) outputs
- Selectable channel 3 or 4 analog output
- Supports channel display, closed captioning, and V-Chip parental controls
- Coupon-eligible converter box (CECB)
Buy with confidence as this product comes with 18 months full local warranty in Australia & New Zealand (unless otherwise stated in the overview).
This product also comes with the benefits of the CocoonPower Warranty. For further details please read our Warranty Guidelines.
You can also purchase 3 Year Extended Care. If you are interested please see our Extended Care Information.