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DTVPal TR-40

January 2nd, 2009 Leave a comment Go to 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):
$0 (DTVPal.com)

  1. Edward Townsend
    April 26th, 2009 at 19:55 | #1

    new converter asap

  2. felecia belcher
    September 5th, 2009 at 08:59 | #2

    Someone stole coupons out of mail and need help with 2 boxes. please help!!!!

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