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This comparison chart shows four TV converter boxes and their features. Shown are the Zinwell ZAT970A, Channel Master CM-7000, Tivax STB-T8 and Access HD DTA1080U.

Digital TV Converters
for use with older
analog TV sets

View digital TV
on your analog TV
Access HD
DTA1080U
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Converter Box
Channel Master
CM-7000
-
Converter Box
Tivax
STB-T8
-
Converter Box
Zinwell
ZAT-970A
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Converter Box
Receives and Converts ATSC digital TV to NTSC analog TV - Yes, converter box model DTA1080U has this feature Yes, converter box model CM-7000 has this feature Yes, converter box model STB-T8 has this feature Yes, converter box model ZAT-970A has this feature
CECB Eligible - Yes, converter box model DTA1080U has this feature Yes, converter box model CM-7000 has this feature Yes, converter box model STB-T8 has this feature Yes, converter box model ZAT-970A has this feature
Analog Pass Through - Yes, converter box model DTA1080U has this feature Converter box model CM-7000 does NOT have this feature Yes, converter box model STB-T8 has this feature Yes, converter box model ZAT-970A has this feature
Auto Shut-Off Option - Yes, converter box model DTA1080U has this feature Yes, converter box model CM-7000 has this feature Yes, converter box model STB-T8 has this feature Yes, converter box model ZAT-970A has this feature
Battery Pack - Converter box model DTA1080U does NOT have this feature Converter box model CM-7000 does NOT have this feature Converter box model STB-T8 does NOT have this feature Converter box model ZAT-970A does NOT have this feature
Battery Type - AAA AAA AAA AAA
Car Adapter - Converter box model DTA1080U does NOT have this feature Converter box model CM-7000 does NOT have this feature Converter box model STB-T8 does NOT have this feature Converter box model ZAT-970A does NOT have this feature
Closed Captioning (CC) - Yes, converter box model DTA1080U has this feature Yes, converter box model CM-7000 has this feature Yes, converter box model STB-T8 has this feature Yes, converter box model ZAT-970A has this feature
Coax Cable - Yes, converter box model DTA1080U has this feature Yes, converter box model CM-7000 has this feature Yes, converter box model STB-T8 has this feature Yes, converter box model ZAT-970A has this feature
Coax Cable Input - Yes, converter box model DTA1080U has this feature Yes, converter box model CM-7000 has this feature Yes, converter box model STB-T8 has this feature Yes, converter box model ZAT-970A has this feature
Coax Output - Yes, converter box model DTA1080U has this feature Yes, converter box model CM-7000 has this feature Yes, converter box model STB-T8 has this feature Yes, converter box model ZAT-970A has this feature
Composite Cables (RCA) - Converter box model DTA1080U does NOT have this feature Converter box model CM-7000 does NOT have this feature Yes, converter box model STB-T8 has this feature Converter box model ZAT-970A does NOT have this feature
Composite A/V Output - Yes, converter box model DTA1080U has this feature Yes, converter box model CM-7000 has this feature Yes, converter box model STB-T8 has this feature Yes, converter box model ZAT-970A has this feature
Digital Video Recorder (DVR) - Converter box model DTA1080U does NOT have this feature Converter box model CM-7000 does NOT have this feature Converter box model STB-T8 does NOT have this feature Converter box model ZAT-970A does NOT have this feature
Energy Star Compliant - Yes, converter box model DTA1080U has this feature Converter box model CM-7000 does NOT have this feature Yes, converter box model STB-T8 has this feature Yes, converter box model ZAT-970A has this feature
Program Guide (EPG) - Yes, converter box model DTA1080U has this feature Yes, converter box model CM-7000 has this feature Yes, converter box model STB-T8 has this feature Yes, converter box model ZAT-970A has this feature
EPG Length - 10 hours 12 Hour Now and Next Now and Next
Digital TV Converters
for use with older
analog TV sets

View digital TV
on your analog TV
Access HD
DTA1080U
-
Converter Box
Channel Master
CM-7000
-
Converter Box
Tivax
STB-T8
-
Converter Box
Zinwell
ZAT-970A
-
Converter Box
Integrated V-Chip - Yes, converter box model DTA1080U has this feature Yes, converter box model CM-7000 has this feature Converter box model STB-T8 does NOT have this feature Yes, converter box model ZAT-970A has this feature
Made in USA - Converter box model DTA1080U does NOT have this feature Converter box model CM-7000 does NOT have this feature Converter box model STB-T8 does NOT have this feature Converter box model ZAT-970A does NOT have this feature
Max Audio Quality - Dolby Digital Stereo Dolby Digital Dolby Digital
Max Video Output Resolution - 480i 480i 480i 480i
Number of Batteries - 2 2 2 2
Optical Audio Output - Converter box model DTA1080U does NOT have this feature Converter box model CM-7000 does NOT have this feature Converter box model STB-T8 does NOT have this feature Converter box model ZAT-970A does NOT have this feature
Parental Control - Yes, converter box model DTA1080U has this feature Yes, converter box model CM-7000 has this feature Yes, converter box model STB-T8 has this feature Yes, converter box model ZAT-970A has this feature
Power Supply - External Internal Internal External
Power Supply Voltage - 110V 120V 100-240V 100-240 VAC
Power Supply Wattage - 7w 8W 8W 8W
Remote Control - Yes, converter box model DTA1080U has this feature Yes, converter box model CM-7000 has this feature Yes, converter box model STB-T8 has this feature Yes, converter box model ZAT-970A has this feature
Requires TV Antenna - Yes, converter box model DTA1080U has this feature Yes, converter box model CM-7000 has this feature Yes, converter box model STB-T8 has this feature Yes, converter box model ZAT-970A has this feature
Rotator Compatible - Converter box model DTA1080U does NOT have this feature Yes, converter box model CM-7000 has this feature Converter box model STB-T8 does NOT have this feature Converter box model ZAT-970A does NOT have this feature
RS232 Serial Port - Converter box model DTA1080U does NOT have this feature Converter box model CM-7000 does NOT have this feature Yes, converter box model STB-T8 has this feature Converter box model ZAT-970A does NOT have this feature
S-Video Output - Converter box model DTA1080U does NOT have this feature Yes, converter box model CM-7000 has this feature Converter box model STB-T8 does NOT have this feature Converter box model ZAT-970A does NOT have this feature
Smart Antenna Input - Converter box model DTA1080U does NOT have this feature Converter box model CM-7000 does NOT have this feature Yes, converter box model STB-T8 has this feature Converter box model ZAT-970A does NOT have this feature
TV Power Control - Converter box model DTA1080U does NOT have this feature Converter box model CM-7000 does NOT have this feature Converter box model STB-T8 does NOT have this feature Converter box model ZAT-970A does NOT have this feature
Universal Remote Control - Yes, converter box model DTA1080U has this feature Converter box model CM-7000 does NOT have this feature Converter box model STB-T8 does NOT have this feature Converter box model ZAT-970A does NOT have this feature
VCR Timer - Converter box model DTA1080U does NOT have this feature Converter box model CM-7000 does NOT have this feature Converter box model STB-T8 does NOT have this feature Yes, converter box model ZAT-970A has this feature
Volume Control - Yes, converter box model DTA1080U has this feature Yes, converter box model CM-7000 has this feature Yes, converter box model STB-T8 has this feature Yes, converter box model ZAT-970A has this feature
Warranty - Yes, converter box model DTA1080U has this feature Yes, converter box model CM-7000 has this feature Yes, converter box model STB-T8 has this feature Yes, converter box model ZAT-970A has this feature
Warranty Details - 1 Year Parts 90 Day labor 90 Days 90 Days 90 Days Parts and Labor
Weight - 1.0 lbs 2 lbs. 1 lb. 1 lb.
Width - 5" 8.7" 6.3" 6.9"
Height - 1.3" 1.6" 1.8" 1.2"
Length - 5" 6.3" 8.7" 5.3"



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