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The Zenith DTT901 is a DTV converter box that allows analog TVs to watch digital TV.

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great tuner can pull in stations other boxes miss

3 agree

analog pass-through

3 agree

readily available

2 agree

easy to use

2 agree

fixes some issues with the previous generation model

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only $20 after the coupon

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eligible for the $40 government rebate coupon

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average video quality

2 agree

power cord is only 5ft long

1 agrees

fairly expensive (without the coupon)

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no smart antenna support

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small remote control

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The Zenith DTT901 is a DTV converter box that allows analog TVs to watch digital TV. On February 17th, 2009, all broadcast TV goes digital in the U.S., at which point anyone who has an analog TV and receives broadcast channels through an antennae will require a DTV converter box to continue to watch TV. The Zenith DTT901 is eligable for a $40 government coupon.

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 $20.

Differences between the DTT900 and DTT901

The Zenith DTT900 and DTT901 are the exact same, however the DTT901 has an analog pass-through feature which allows the user to continue to watch analog channels after they have purchased and connected the DTV converter. The DTT900 does not have this feature.

  • Aspect-Ratio Control
  • Parental Control
  • Closed Captioning
  • Composite or RF out
  • Includes Remote, Composite, and RF Cable
Post Review
03/30/2009 01:58

In the many user feedback reviews that I now have read; whenever there was a user that had owned several different brands/models and compared them using the same location, antenna, TV, etc; there were two models mentioned far and away more than any others as being able to get significantly more stations than their other boxes - The Zenith DTT901 and the Channel Master CM-7000.

Have also seen quite a few users say that this box is easier to use and operates more reliably (both in terms of hardware failure and operational glitches) than others they have owned.

Agreed with stmt from another poster that video quality is average. That being said, it is not bad - most users might be perfectly satisfied. It's just that in the independent testing that I've seen it was deemed to be 1 notch below those in the top tier for video quality (Channel Master, Zinwell, Tivax, etc).

If interested in this box, you may also want to check out the Insignia NS-DXA1-APT. I think they are both made by LG, they obviously at least share some common components, and they are rumored to be the same(identical) box.  This may or may not be true.

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