Will I Need A Converter Box to Watch DTV With My VCR?

Daniel recently posted a question:

I have a Magnavox model No. 19PR14 C227 with a Magnavox modelVRT342 video cassette recorder. I do not know if the vcr has a built in digital converter. Do I need to install a digital converter to receive digital TV signals?

Hello Daniel,
After doing some net research, that particular Magnavox TV model was manufactured around 1996. Is that correct?

It looks like you will need a converter box since 99% of all VCRs do not have a built in digital converter (Just recently in the past 2 months, a few VCR manufacturers have starting producing VCRs with digital converters, but I don’t think it’s going to become a popular option due to the popularity of Digital Video Records (DVRs).

You’ll only need 1 converter and will need to connect it to your VCR, then run a cable from your VCR to your TV. Good luck and let me know if you have any other questions.


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