Archive for January, 2009

Coupon Request and Donation

January 6th, 2009 103 comments

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DTVPal TR-40

January 2nd, 2009 2 comments

Rating: ★★★★☆

This is an excellent converter box made by Dish Networks. Picture quality is among the best picture quality group in Consumer Reports. Operation is also very polished. It’s probably because the design is borrowed from Dish Networks’ satellite unit. However, a lot of users complain about software issue on the unit that renders the converter unusable unless you unplug and plug it back to reset the unit. That’s why a drop in rating.

Picture Quality:

Excellent picture quality that’s close to what you get from DVD.

Audio Quality:

Decent sound quality, definitely an improvement from analog signal.


The programming guide is the highlight of this unit. It’s very polished and user friendly. This is made by Dish Networks after all. The remote may be a little complicated for user who doesn’t care about advance features.

Product details:

Analog pass-through Yes
Smart antenna Yes
Closed captions Yes
Outputs RF output
Composite video
Resolutions 480i

Price (after $40 coupon):
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