Paula S asked in Consumer ElectronicsTVs · 1 decade ago

If I have a digital tv with only antenna on my house ,will I need to buy a converter box?

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  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago
    Best Answer

    No, if your TV is already DTV capable, you are fine!

  • The whole point of a Digital converter box is to convert a Digital signal to a Analog signal so a analog TV can show a picture. So if you are sure that your TV is digital no you will not need to buy a converter box to show over air digital signals.

    Source(s): dtv.gov
  • 1 decade ago

    No. If you have a digital TV all you need is a good enough antenna pointed in the direction of the local stations.

    Thank goodness for Jeff, Bernie R, and RT. Other answers are wrong because they did not pay attention to the wording of your question.

    As for finding out where your local digital stations are located - if you live in the US - check out this web site which helps you Choose An Antenna:

    http://www.antennaweb.org

    Source(s): Helping viewers find their local digital TV stations since 2007 Worked in TV since 1997 Worked in Electronics since 1983
  • R T
    Lv 7
    1 decade ago

    That's hard to say without a bit more information. If you have the manual for the TV or can Google the model number, check to see if it has an "ATSC tuner". If it does, you are all set.

    The digital signals are in the air now. If your TV is connected to an antenna, scan for channels. Digital channels look like 60.1, 5.2, etc. If you are getting those, you are watching Over The Air digital channels.

    I hope this helps.

    Source(s): Broadcast Engineer since 1978.
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  • 1 decade ago

    No, you only need to buy a converter box if you have an analog TV and are receiving a analog signal. This signal comes from rabbit ears and an outside antennae. The government is taking away the analog signal in Feb. 2009.

  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    Nope, your tv already has a digital tuner in it.

    Just check your manual though to be sure.

  • 4 years ago

    No. Those computer ones are all digital.

  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    Yes

  • 1 decade ago

    Yes by feb 2009. you can get one at wal mart for under $60. Go to http://www.dtvanswers.com/dtv_converterbox.html to get 2 $40off coupons!

  • 1 decade ago

    well if you tv does not say hd on it then you will have to get a new 1 unless u have directv or something like tahat

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