Magnavox Digital-to-Analog TV Converter Box

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Purchase a digital converter box for $49.87 (with coupon, $9.87*)
Digital converter boxes receive over-the-air digital TV broadcasts for viewing on TVs that do not have built-in digital tuners. If you wish to keep using your analog TV set, you must purchase a digital converter box. Digital converter boxes are available at Wal-Mart stores nationwide.

For additional information and to apply for digital converter box coupons, visit www.dtv2009.gov or call 1-888-DTV-2009.

This box receives over-the-air digital TV broadcasts for viewing on a TV that does not have a built-in digital (ATSC) tuner. Additional features include a trilingual on-screen display, audio/video output, antenna input (F-type connector), and remote control.

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Purchase a digital converter box for $49.87 (with coupon, $9.87*)
Digital converter boxes receive over-the-air digital TV broadcasts for viewing on TVs that do not have built-in digital tuners. If you wish to keep using your analog TV set, you must purchase a digital converter box. Digital converter boxes are available at Wal-Mart stores nationwide.

For additional information and to apply for digital converter box coupons, visit www.dtv2009.gov or call 1-888-DTV-2009.

This box receives over-the-air digital TV broadcasts for viewing on a TV that does not have a built-in digital (ATSC) tuner. Additional features include a trilingual on-screen display, audio/video output, antenna input (F-type connector), and remote control.

Main Function

  • Simple EPG
  • Downloadable Rating (V-chip 2.0)
  • Digital Closed Caption
  • Channel Search

    Tuner

  • ATSC (SDTV-Tuner 480i)
  • Channels (2-69CH)
  • Direct Tuning
  • Channel Up/Down
  • Channel Recall
  • Channel Auto Store During Wizard Style Set Up

    Convenience

  • Trilingual On Screen Display (English / Spanish / French)
  • Remote Control

    Input/Output

  • Video Output
  • Audio Output (L + R)
  • RF In (F-type Connector)

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  • Specifications

    Product Type: Digital TV tuner
    Width: 9.4 in
    Depth: 5.9 in
    Height: 1.7 in
    Weight: 1.3 lbs
    Connector Type: RF input ( F connector ) - rear RF output ( F connector ) - rear Composite video/audio output ( RCA phono x 3 ) - rear
    Model No.: TB100MW9
    Shipping Weight (in pounds): 2.4
    Product in Inches (L x W x H): 5.9 x 9.5 x 1.7
    Walmart No.: 530864
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    The directions look simple enough, but when I hook it up, all I get is a blue screen. The VCR will play a tape, but I can't get TV reception. Also, the converter remote will turn the converter on and off but do nothing else--I can't get a setup screen to come up. I'd really appreciate some help since my local station has decided to stop broadcasting analog TODAY!
    by an anonymous customer 2/17/2009
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    • A. I agree with most of what the guy above says, but you can get digital tv with rabit ears made in the 1960's if you are close to the stations, if you live more than 25 miles away you should mount an antenna in the attic or roof.
      by hambonedodge11/16/2015
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    • A. First make sure your tv is on channel 3. If not change to channel 3 then press and hold the setup for about 3 seconds if you still see nothing make sure all the cables that came with the box are hooked right. If everything is ok then try unplugging it and start from scratch. Also make sure you have an digital antenna if not you will not receive any reception but if you do and you checked all the above then try adjusting your antenna if none of this works if you have another tv see if it works on that one because thats what happen to me didnt work on one but work on another. If none of this works it might just be the box return it or call the number that came with box for help.
      by SweetCarebear6/12/2009
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    Duh, Couldn't see the Power Switch
    2/23/2008

    Customer review by ZigthenZag

    4.0 stars 2/23/2008 by ZigthenZag
    by ZigthenZag

    I am not electronically challenged, but I just did a real Duh with this one. I got tired of waiting for a coupon and just bought one. After hooking it up (very simple) I could not get it to power up. No green light, or any lights. Tried everything, different outlets. Dang, I got a bad one. So, packed it back up,... returned it for another. Yep, the second one does the same thing. So, I start to pack it up also. I checked it all over,... HEY! theres a power switch on the side. Yep,... not much of a mention of it in the manual, but it does show it. I just blew it. Anyway, it seems to be a good unit. Just make sure ya don't keep a simple thing like a power switch from slowing ya down.

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    ZigthenZag
    Indiana
    Would recommend to a friend? Yes
    Age:45 - 54
    Ownership:1 week or less
    Gender:Male
    Usage:Every day
    Comparing Magnavox TB100MW9 To The Tivax STB T9
    9/18/2008

    Customer review by Bernielj77

    3.0 stars 9/18/2008 by Bernielj77
    by Bernielj77

    The Magnavox was about $50.00 and the Tivax was about $60.00. I did have two of the government $40.00 coupons to reduce the costs of the boxes. The Magnavox has three viewing choices, Letterbox, Zoom and Full. Letterbox is like wide-screen showing a wider view, but "cutting off" the top and bottom of the screen. Zoom zooms in and makes everything look normal, covering the entire screen, but it may cut off a little of the "information" from the top, bottom and sides of the signal and Full shows everything but makes things look tall and skinny. The Tivax has 4 viewing choices: Normal, Zoom, Wide and Cinema. Normal shows things normally, but on the main DTV channel, which was the same as the analog channel was before, the viewing area is smaller all around the screen equally, but fills the screen on the extra digital channels. Zoom makes the main channel fill the screen, but makes the other extra channels look like part of the information is off of the screen or viewing area. Wide is like wide-screen, shows everything a little skinny and tall, and part of the picture information is lost off the top and bottom of the screen. Cinema zooms in on like the wide-screen format, so it fills the entire screen, but you don't have the top and bottom cut off, but you do lose some picture information. I like both boxes, but I do notice one noticeable difference between the two boxes, and that is in signal strength. I live around 40 miles from one major city where the TV stations are, and that's Wausau, WI, and around 70 miles from the other major city where a TV station is located, and that's Eau Claire, WI. I get the following signal strength results from the two boxes, using a 120-mile Vhf/100 Uhf antenna pointed at Wausau, Channels 7, 9 and 20, and a 90-mile Vhf/50-mile Uhf pointed at Eau Claire, Channel 13: Magnavox Channels 7-1,7-2,7-3 Minimum = 10 Maximum = 24 Magnavox Channels 9-1 and 9-2 Minimum = 45 Minimum = 55 Magnavox Channels 13-1 and 13-2 Minimum = 52 Maximum = 61 Magnavox Channels 20-1, 20-2, 20-3, 20-4 and 20-5 Minimum = 67 Maximum = 72 Tivax Channels 7-1, 7-2, 7-3 Minimum = 40 Maximum = 45 Tivax Channels 9-1 and 9-2 Minimum = 70 Maximum = 80 Tivax Channels 13-1 and 13-2 Minimum = 77 Maximum = 84 Tivax Channels 20-1, 20-2, 20-3, 20-4 and 20-5 Minimum = 90 Maximum = 100 These were taken on a windy day, but if there is no wind, or if it's at night, the maximum signal strengths seem to stay fairly steady at the Maximum signal strength or close to it. I don't know if the two signal strength meters or indicators are "calibrated" the same, or if they indicate the same signal strengths for the same numbers, or not, but if so, then the Tivax, connected to the same cable connection, switching between the two boxes, appears to receive the DTV signals stronger than the Magnavox. I use one Magnavox box on the TV in the living room, and one I have connected to my computer and the Tivax I have connected to the TV in my bedroom now. I like both boxes, but I prefer the Tivax, but it's a little higher priced than the Magnavox, and I like the Tivax mainly because of the signal strengths, but also because of a couple of other things. The Magnavox only has the TV antenna connections and the composite video and audio connections, and you need to use the remote control to operate it as there aren't any buttons on it. The Tivax has the TV antenna connections and the composite video and audio connections, you don't need the remote to operate the Tivax as it has a Standby/On button on it and a Channel Up and Down button. The Tivax also has a Service port and a jack to connect a Smart Antenna to and a switch to choose Channel 3 or 4 for the output. All things considered though, the Magnavox would be a good buy, and I do have two of them, and if you're in a good area for TV, and/or if you want to save a little money, the Magnavox would be the way to go.

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    Bernielj77
    Medford, WI
    Would recommend to a friend? Yes
    Age:45 - 54
    Ownership:2 - 3 months
    Gender:Male
    Usage:Every day
    Amazing picture!
    4/18/2008

    Customer review by Audiophile777

    5.0 stars 4/18/2008 by Audiophile777
    by Audiophile777

    I went out this afternoon and purchased this product. The setup was very simple, the hardest part was fitting my hand behind my TV shelf. The picture is amazing, and I get nineteen channels, including subchanels in crystal clear picture quality! Some of the strongest channels in my area arent even digital yet, but once they are, the channel amount will be great. I have only been watching this product for the afternoon, so I cannot describe the long term durability of the converter box. The on screen information is usefull, and displays rating of the program, wether it has closed captions, and a description of the program, and you can also look ahead on the channels and see the upcoming programs. The picture is as sharp as the satelite tv we have. I am using my box with just rabbit ears and everything is great. The box can tell you your signal strength as well. My tv is old, and has mono sound only, so being able to hook the box up to my stereo is a nice feature, and the sound is very sharp. The sub channels are very nice, and i am impressed to have two all-weather stations. All in all, i am very impressed with this product. In my included picture you can see the remote, it is basic function, and is easy to use

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    Audiophile777
    Northern Virginia
    Would recommend to a friend? Yes
    Age:14 - 18
    Ownership:1 week or less
    Gender:Male
    Usage:Every day
    Useless junk box
    8/20/2009

    Customer review by 84Tbird

    1.0 stars 8/20/2009 by 84Tbird
    by 84Tbird

    Purchased on 12/15/08, the only model then carried by the local Wal-Mart. Was annoyed by the lack of power switch on the unit and television controls on the remote, but it worked for a few months. After 90 days had passed, the remote stopped functioning. It was impossible to turn on the unit, and it was past the store's return deadline. Searched for the nearest Funai authorized service center, which was two hours away. The labor warranty had expired, and they said it would cost more to ship it and repair than it was worth. Finally got a universal remote that would control it, and it worked for a few more months after the DTV transition. Now, eight months after purchase, it has quit again. The power indicator flashes like it's coming on, but then quickly blinks and goes off. To make matters worse, my other box coupon expired last week. Looks like I'm going to have to shell out full price for a new one. I refuse to purchase any more products made by Magnavox or Funai.

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    84Tbird
    Benton, AR
    Would recommend to a friend? No
    Age:25 - 34
    Ownership:7 - 8 months
    Gender:Male
    Usage:Every few days
    Good reception, bad handling
    3/26/2008

    Customer review by hdfgih24

    3.0 stars 3/26/2008 by hdfgih24
    by hdfgih24

    When I hooked this up for my parents, I was happy to see that it picked up every channel available in our area without having to even reposition their old rabbit ears. That's where the good review ends. The big issue with this is that none of the "display" options are set up to work for all types of broadcasts. This box has three options - full, zoom, and letterbox. No matter which one you set it to, either 4x3 or 16x9 broadcasts will have some type of problem with the aspect ratio, so you have to keep changing it depending on what channel you're watching. Customer support assured me over the phone that it's a problem with my TV...but since the TV doesn't have any sort of ratio options, I can't imagine that's the case. Also, you now need to buy a universal remote just to be able to change channels and control the volume with the same remote - having to use one for channels and one for volume just seems a little absurd for basic TV watching. Oh well...this is the future, I guess.

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    Would recommend to a friend? No
    Age:18 - 24
    Usage:Every day
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    Product warranty:  1 year parts, 90 days labor See details

    Supplier Warranty: Funai Corp. will repair this Magnavox product, free of charge in the USA in the event of defect in materials or workmanship as follows: Funai will provide replacement parts without charge for one (1) year from the date of original retail purchase. Certain parts are excluded from this warranty. Funai will provide the labor without charge for a period of ninety (90) days from the date of original purchase. This warranty is extended only to the original retail purchaser. A purchase receipt or other proof of original retail purchase is required together with the product to obtain service under this warranty. This warranty is void if serial numbers are altered, replaced, or missing. This warranty covers failures during normal use, it does not cover damage which occurs during shipment, or damage which results from an accident, mishandling, misuse, or from fire, flood, lightning or other acts of God. To locate your nearest Magnavox Authorized Service Center or for general customer service, please call 1-800-605-8610.
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