Magnavox Digital-to-Analog TV Converter Box

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  • DTV Digital to Analog Converter
  • This box receives over-the-air digital TV broadcasts for viewing on a TV that does not have a built-in digital (ATSC) tuner
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  • DTV Digital to Analog Converter
  • This box receives over-the-air digital TV broadcasts for viewing on a TV that does not have a built-in digital (ATSC) tuner

    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)

    *Prices may vary with tax. Converter boxes available while supplies last.

  • Specifications

    Manufacturer Part Number: TB100MW9
    Connector Type: RF input ( F connector ) - rear RF output ( F connector ) - rear Composite video/audio output ( RCA phono x 3 ) - rear
    Model: TB100MW9
    Product Accessories Included: Remote control
    Brand: Magnavox
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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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    Customer Reviews | 223 reviews | 3 out of 5

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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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    hdfgih24
    Would recommend to a friend? No
    Age:18 - 24
    Usage:Every day
    Much better options are available
    3/14/2008

    Customer review by djmjr

    2.0 stars 3/14/2008 by djmjr
    by djmjr

    This was the first of two converter boxes I bought, and I thought it was decent until I got my second one, a Zenith DTT-900. The Zenith blows the Magnavox away in terms of its interface and ease of use. The remote control on the Magnavox unit lacks many functions (forcing you to go into the menu for very basic operations) and is poorly designed (small buttons, a subpar arrow pad). It just seems like this product was hastily designed without concern for the consumer. Unfortunately, the exchange-only policy of the DTV converter box coupon program means that I'm stuck with the Magnavox unless Walmart decides to carry a different model. On the bright side, it does convert DTV signals to analog. It just doesn't make it a pleasurable experience. There are better boxes out there for a comparable price.

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    djmjr
    Would recommend to a friend? No
    Wish I Have Never Purchased This product
    6/23/2009

    Customer review by Shadriley

    2.0 stars 6/23/2009 by Shadriley
    by Shadriley

    I purchased this converter box on Thursday June 18, 2009. Took it home set up was quick and the picture was awesome. Now Please read my time line for the next 3 days and then you will understand my title. Went to work on Friday came home around 6pm, watched TV until 10pm. Work most of Saturday on a part time job, came home around 5p.m. dressed and did not get back until midnight. So needless to say I had not had a lot of TV viewing time. Well On Sunday June 21, 2009 I attempted to cut my converter box on and had no success. It would never power up. I called customer help desk and we tried everything. They suggested I call their customer assistance desk to get an exchange. It took me two days to get them and I was told, yes they can come get the box but that it would take about 4 WEEKS to get me a new one. Best case 2 to 3 WEEKS. PLEASE DON'T BUY THIS UNIT!!!!!

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    Shadriley
    DUNCANVILLE, TEXAS
    Would recommend to a friend? No
    Age:45 - 54
    Ownership:1 week or less
    Gender:Female
    Usage:Every day
    failed in 5 months
    7/11/2009

    Customer review by IWantValue

    1.0 stars 7/11/2009 by IWantValue
    by IWantValue

    I purchased 2 units last year with vouchers. I did not start using them until Feb 2009 when most of my stations went digital. Both of them failed after 5 1/2 months of use. The menus display and it scans, but it fails to find any stations. (I have 2 other digital tuners that find lots of channels.) Magnavox hotline said they won't do anything to replace them since I bought them over a year ago and the warranty expired.

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    IWantValue
    San Diego CA
    Would recommend to a friend? No
    Age:55 - 64
    Ownership:Longer than one year
    Gender:Male
    Usage:Every day
    good basic product
    5/10/2008

    Customer review by oneoffour

    4.0 stars 5/10/2008 by oneoffour
    by oneoffour

    The Magnavox box is simple to set up and provides excellent reception and more channels than before. Good features: An automatic power down to standby mode after four hours; an accessible power switch on the side. (Good features if you are energy conscious -- even standby mode at 1 watt would equate to 8.7 KW of electricity for a year just in standby mode. You can easily switch off the unit when not in use.) Poor features: The remote -- it is an awkward shape with small buttons that are difficult to read and no volume control; the unit does not have a four-digit code that can be programmed into a universal remote (I checked with the company) so you have to use a separate remote for your TV volume and power on/off. Also - it appears that if you want to delete a channel, it takes out all of the sub-channels (e.g., 7.1, 7.2, 7.3) so you cannot delete all the lesser-used channels (like multiple weather channels), which means you have to scroll through them every time to get to major channels. Even with these concerns, the basic reception is better than I thought, which is the most critical feature. If the RCA unit with its universal remote has this kind of reception, that would be the way to go.

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    oneoffour
    WDC area
    Would recommend to a friend? Yes
    Age:55 - 64
    Ownership:1 week or less
    Gender:Male
    Usage:Every day
    It is so easy.....
    3/24/2008

    Customer review by BorNaSuSa

    5.0 stars 3/24/2008 by BorNaSuSa
    by BorNaSuSa

    This was so easy I didn't even read the manual. The hookup was simple - took the antenna from my TV and plugged it into the Ant In, used the provided cable and connected the Ant Out to my TV. Plugged in the converter box, put the batteries in the remote, turned on the TV, tuned it to Ch 3 and the setup menu popped on. I followed the on-screen instructions and I not only get my local stations (with different numbers - but I found them), but tons of stations my little old rabbit-eared TV never thought it'd see - even without cable service. The whole setup, from start to finish, took less than 5 minutes. With the $40 coupon provided by the government, the box only cost about $13 (you're charged tax on the full price before the coupon is deducted).

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    BorNaSuSa
    Pembroke Pines
    Would recommend to a friend? Yes
    Age:45 - 54
    Ownership:1 week or less
    Gender:Female
    Usage:Every day
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    Product warranty:  1 year parts, 90 days labor See details

    Warranty Information: 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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