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The GE 22730 is a DTV converter that allows analog TVs to watch digital channels.

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Aspect-ratio controls allows for easier viewing of 16:9 TV on a 4:3 TV

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Analog pass-through

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Cons

Expensive for a digital converter with no non-standard features

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The GE 22730 is a DTV converter that allows analog TVs to watch digital channels. On February 17th, 2009, all TV in the U.S. goes digital-only, at which point anyone who has an analog TV and receives TV through an antennae wil require a DTV converter to continue to watch broadcast TV. The GE 22730 is eligible for a $40 government coupon, and includes a remote. It cannot interface with a GE Smart Antennae (sold separately) to lock in the best signal possible, however the GE Digital Converter 22729 does have this feature for $10 more.

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, instead of $70.

Features
  • Aspect-Ratio Control
  • Composite or RF output
  • Television Program Guide
  • Closed Captioning Support
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