The Channel Master CM-7000 is a DTV converter box. DTV converters allow analog TVs to watch digital channels. On February 17th, 2009, all broadcast TV in the U.S. becomes digital, at which point anybody with an analog TV that receives TV via "rabit ear" or similar antennaes will require a DTV converter to continue watch broadcast TV. The Channel Master CM-7000 is eligable for a $40 government coupon.
The. U.S. government has a coupon program in place that allows each household to get two $40 coupons that can be put towards a DTV converter, such as this one. Each household can get up to two coupons. Coupons must be ordered from the government at the DTV transition website. This coupon effectively makes the cost of this converter box $30.
The box claims that the converter box will provide with "free HD-TV with no monthly fees." The box has no monthly fees, although it does not actually output an HD signal. It only outputs 480i, whereas HD is 720p or higher.
- Rotator friendly Channel Scanning
- Aspect-Ratio Control
- Composite or S-Video Out
- RCA Stereo Audio Out
- Auto-sleep function
- Electronic Program Guide - 12 hrs
- Includes Remote