Nearly everyone is aware that television will soon be broadcast in only digital format. What many people donít know, however, is that some individuals will still be able to receive television signals in the old analog format. For those that do, it is a good idea to look for an HD converter with an Analog Passthrough (AP) feature.
Although there will still be some stations broadcasting in analog, the majority of stations will be broadcasting in digital. In order to pick up these digital signals, it is necessary to have an HD converter or a television that is capable of picking up digital signals. Therefore, unless you plan to watch only those broadcasts that are available in analog, you will still need to purchase an HD converter.
Here we list the top rated analog-passthrough HD converters.
|Converter||CECD||SA||AP||S-Video||EPG||URC||Total Reviews||Average Rating|
|Zenith DTT901||Yes||No||Yes||No||No||No||181||4.3||Read reviews||Write a review||Compare prices|
|Philco TB100HH9||Yes||No||Yes||No||No||No||117||3.3||Read reviews||Write a review||Compare prices|
|AccessHD 1030D||Yes||No||Yes||No||No||No||8||1.6||Read reviews||Write a review||Compare prices|
|Winegard RCDT09A||Yes||No||Yes||No||No||No||0||Read reviews||Write a review||Compare prices|
Technically, it is not necessary to purchase an HD converter with the Analog Passthrough feature in order to enjoy watching both digital and analog broadcasts. If you donít get a converter with this feature, however, you will probably have to disconnect your converter every time you wish to watch analog channels rather than digital channels or you will have to split your signal. Obviously, this can be quite a hassle Ė particularly if you have worked hard to tuck away all of your wires and make your entertainment area look neat and tidy.
If you have a converter box with an Analog Passthrough feature, it will not be necessary to unplug your box when you want to watch analog stations. Rather, the converter will change digital signals to analog so you can watch digital broadcasts and will allow analog signals to pass through without a problem.
The Analog Passthrough feature is particularly beneficial to RV owners that want to watch television while traveling. With the help of the HD converter and its Analog Passthrough feature, they can watch television wherever they want, whether it is broadcast with a digital or analog signal.
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