Zenith Watches DTT901 Digital TV Tuner

1 x Tuners - MPN: DTT901
Product Details
Description
Clear Digital PictureSay goodbye to fuzzy analog channels... your old TV has never looked better!On Screen Program InformationFind out what's on TV at the touch of a button.More ProgramsSee new and different TV programs on sub-channels available from many digital TV stations.Easy Remote ControlFor command of the Zenith Digital TV Tuner and many other brands of TVs.Simple Connection to TVUsing the supplied RF cable for easy hookup.Parental ControlManage access to TV programs with V-Chip technology.Advanced Closed CaptioningAccess closed captions using the CC button on the remote control or through the simple menu, choose fonts, sizes, colors and more for digital closed captions.Analog Pass-ThroughContinue to receive analog signals with your TV's tuner without a splitter.Energy EfficientEnergyStar rated.
Summary
Product Title Zenith Watches DTT901 Digital TV Tuner
Manufacturer Zenith Watches
Power Score 3.8 | 11 Reviews
Expert Reviews
Zenith DTT901
3 Star Review  productwiki.com - Mar 29, 2009

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 ... PROS: (1) great tuner can pull in stations other boxes miss (2) easy to use (3) analog pass-through (4) readily available (5) eligible for the $40 government rebate coupon ... CONS: (1) average video quality (2) small remote control (3) no smart antenna support (4) power cord is only 5ft long (5) fairly expensive (without the coupon)

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User Reviews
DTT901 Zenith scanner
1 Star Review     

Strengths: didn't work with my TV

Weakness: they won;t ship me a replacement

and htey want anothe r8 xx for it, but then they want a further 8.xx to ship it. I object to expensive shipping, s I can't tune my tv to channels can't even get public TV channels

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DTT901 DTV Rcvr
5 Star Review   By member CBTraveler - Jun 25, 2009   

Strengths: simple to use

Works perfectly. It was easy to set up and connect. The on-screen controls were easy to use. Signal sensitivity is excellent.Easy to recommend to others.

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After much research on DTV Converter Boxes, this is the one!
5 Star Review   By member SexWax - Jun 24, 2009   

Strengths: No more snowy channels. Signal Strength monitor helps you direct your antenna for the best signal. Easy setup, but got to read and understand directions! More channels than I ever had. (9 vs 2)

Weakness: May have to re-read directions to fully understand... If you have a poor signal (not likely) the picture breks up like a dirty CD... But adjust your antenna while you have the signal strength meter sho

I'm getting more channels than I ever had. (9 vs 1.5) I had one decent slightly snowy channel and one very snowy channel in New Hampshire. They were Maine analog stations. Our viewing options were limited. Now we get 9 channels and no snow. A must have!

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Superb Performance
5 Star Review     

Strengths: Sharp Crystal clear reception. no Channel Pixelation unless your signal is too weak and it has to be below 10% to be a bad picture. Volume control even when using composite video and audio out.

Weakness: no S-Video jack.

This box performs and outperforms any other box i have tried, GE, RCA, Digital Stream. Hands Down Winner, sleek look and all metal construction box make this a superb box. Remote control can control volume even on Composite outputs. Remote has very good range and box is very responsive to channel up down. Most other boxes i have tried are very slow in processing when executing remote commands or front panel commands. this box responds quick and seems to be equipped with proper CPU and Software to process signals very nicely. It has a built in signal strength meter and a very easy to use step by step on screen setup guide. You will not be disappointed i tried several brands and from bad performance to awful customer support this box wins hands down no contest.

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Decent Digital tuner
5 Star Review   By member dwah - Nov 29, 2008   

Strengths: easy to use s-video output signal strength meter

Weakness: not a universal remote

I've had this for about 3 weeks, and am enjoying watching both the extra digital channels available. I live in a semi-rural area, and the signal strength is good, even with a cheap loop type uhf antenna attached. I will probably get a smart antenna at some point, but it does not seem essential.

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Get this tuner!!!
5 Star Review   By msirah on Buydig.com - Nov 25, 2008   

Strengths: Very easy to setup; excellent picture quality; analog pass thru feature.

Weakness: None so far

How cool is this!! We have a old Zenith 15" color tv inherited from my parents. OMG!!...The picture has never been better and we are still using the old antenna. Setup was too easy, once I figured out the setup screen was on the AUX channel. READ THE GUIDE!! It gives very simple and easy to understand instructions. Previous reviews show that the persons did not read everything and go through every screen and option on setup! You can skip channels you don't want by setting up your favorite channels and then using the FAV button on the very simple and easy to use remote. I have 3 more PBS channels that we don't get on our other TVs that are hooked up to basic cable, and having a program guide on an old TV...amazing! Only having this one day, I can't find any weakness and do not anticipate any. I researched boxes for weeks and picked this one because it consistently got good reviews on various websites. If you don't understand or need a lot of high-tech stuff, this is the box for you!

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Zenith DTT901 Digital to Analog Pass-thru TV Tuner/Converter Box
5 Star Review   By member nhtechie - Nov 18, 2008   

Strengths: Very easy to setup; excellent picture quality; analog pass thru feature.

Weakness: None.

Purchased the Zenith DTT901 at Circuit City with the government coupon so the net cost was $19.99. Installed it the same day and was amazed at the number of channels available and the clarity of the picture. Setup was extremely straightforward. All the necessary cables were included in the box. Unplug the coax cable to TV; plug it into the converter; connect the supplied coax from the converter to TV. Run the setup auto programming to find the channels; set the volume control on the TV to max and and volume on the converter remote to whatever is comfortable for you (this allows you to use one remote for controlling the volume without having to reach for the TV remote); and you're done. I have an amplified hi-gain, narrow band antenna on a rotor, so I was used to receiving good picture quality, but I am really impressed with the quality of the digital picture I get through the converter. I still use the analog pass-thru feature for the time being until Feb. 2009, to receive the regular analog channels, but I find myself switching more frequently to the digital channels. It has all the capabilities of digital television including the built in programming guide, closed captioning, signal strength indicator (very useful with a rotor setup), parental controls, ability to switch between 16:9 and 4:3 aspect ratio, zoom, and many more features. The remote is small, but the layout is very intuitive and easy to use even with big fingers. I based my decision to buy this converter on research I did of other favorable comments and I haven't been disappointed. I would definitely recommend this to anyone considering a converter purchase.

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Does what it should
5 Star Review   By member poind - Oct 20, 2008   

Strengths: Good quality, good signal

Weakness: More electronic clutter

I purchased this after finding out it's essentially the same as the top regarded Insignia box. (They're just branded differently.) Haven't had reason to use it a ton, but am pleased by the digital signal and improved reception over rabbit ears. Could certainly do without having yet another electronic gadget lying around for clutter, but this is definitely the better way to go unless someone wants to spring for an entirely modern TV that doesn't require one of these. The choice for prepping for the impending conversion of TV signals.

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Zenith DTT901 Digital to Analog Pass-thru TV Tuner/Converter Box
4 Star Review   By member mjh90 - Sep 24, 2008   

Strengths: Easy to install, easy to use, has a zoom button to fill the screen

Weakness: No DVI connection, no way to delete channels it finds that you don't want. Seems to shut itself off after a period of time.

Very easy to install. The instructions were concise and easy to follow. Not a lot of help on the controls of the remote, but with some playing found out what most do. But so far have not found out how to delete the channels that it finds that I don't want...like the religion and spanish speaking channels. Of all the channels it found, only 1 came in wavy with the sound distorted. The clarity of the picture and the vibrancy of the colours pleasantly surprised me! Definitely better than just analog programming with rabbit ears. I do need to find out why it shuts itself off after a period of time...is very disruptive when watching a movie!

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The basics
4 Star Review   By member reg82 - Sep 3, 2008   

Strengths: Pass-thru, reasonable signal pickup, easy to use

Weakness: perhaps sound quality

Overall this is a fairly good unit. Signal pickup seems reasonable and it has NTSC (analog) pass through when the unit is off. There is a signal strength indicator that can be useful in improving your signal reception (by manually adjusting your antenna). If you have recently tuned into a channel, you'll get the next hour of scheduling for that channel regardless of what channel your currently viewing. For the sound, I recommend setting your TV at whatever level works for you for your analog signal, and then setting the converter unit to its maximum volume output. I noticed that by setting my TV's volume too high, I ended up getting a background hiss. Very good picture quality. Zoom capability. Language and caption selection. Can be used to power off your TV if you TV is on its list of controllable devices. I would recommend this converter box assuming you're using a gov coupon. Otherwise probably better to invest your money in purchasing a TV or DVD player or something else with a built-in ATSC (digital) tuner.

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Product Details
Description
Clear Digital PictureSay goodbye to fuzzy analog channels... your old TV has never looked better!On Screen Program InformationFind out what's on TV at the touch of a button.More ProgramsSee new and different TV programs on sub-channels available from many digital TV stations.Easy Remote ControlFor command of the Zenith Digital TV Tuner and many other brands of TVs.Simple Connection to TVUsing the supplied RF cable for easy hookup.Parental ControlManage access to TV programs with V-Chip technology.Advanced Closed CaptioningAccess closed captions using the CC button on the remote control or through the simple menu, choose fonts, sizes, colors and more for digital closed captions.Analog Pass-ThroughContinue to receive analog signals with your TV's tuner without a splitter.Energy EfficientEnergyStar rated.
Summary
Product Title Zenith Watches DTT901 Digital TV Tuner
Manufacturer Zenith Watches
Power Score 3.8 | 11 Reviews
Expert Reviews
Zenith DTT901
3 Star Review  productwiki.com - Mar 29, 2009

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 ... PROS: (1) great tuner can pull in stations other boxes miss (2) easy to use (3) analog pass-through (4) readily available (5) eligible for the $40 government rebate coupon ... CONS: (1) average video quality (2) small remote control (3) no smart antenna support (4) power cord is only 5ft long (5) fairly expensive (without the coupon)

Read the full review »

User Reviews
DTT901 Zenith scanner
1 Star Review     

Strengths: didn't work with my TV

Weakness: they won;t ship me a replacement

and htey want anothe r8 xx for it, but then they want a further 8.xx to ship it. I object to expensive shipping, s I can't tune my tv to channels can't even get public TV channels

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DTT901 DTV Rcvr
5 Star Review   By member CBTraveler - Jun 25, 2009   

Strengths: simple to use

Works perfectly. It was easy to set up and connect. The on-screen controls were easy to use. Signal sensitivity is excellent.Easy to recommend to others.

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After much research on DTV Converter Boxes, this is the one!
5 Star Review   By member SexWax - Jun 24, 2009   

Strengths: No more snowy channels. Signal Strength monitor helps you direct your antenna for the best signal. Easy setup, but got to read and understand directions! More channels than I ever had. (9 vs 2)

Weakness: May have to re-read directions to fully understand... If you have a poor signal (not likely) the picture breks up like a dirty CD... But adjust your antenna while you have the signal strength meter sho

I'm getting more channels than I ever had. (9 vs 1.5) I had one decent slightly snowy channel and one very snowy channel in New Hampshire. They were Maine analog stations. Our viewing options were limited. Now we get 9 channels and no snow. A must have!

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Superb Performance
5 Star Review     

Strengths: Sharp Crystal clear reception. no Channel Pixelation unless your signal is too weak and it has to be below 10% to be a bad picture. Volume control even when using composite video and audio out.

Weakness: no S-Video jack.

This box performs and outperforms any other box i have tried, GE, RCA, Digital Stream. Hands Down Winner, sleek look and all metal construction box make this a superb box. Remote control can control volume even on Composite outputs. Remote has very good range and box is very responsive to channel up down. Most other boxes i have tried are very slow in processing when executing remote commands or front panel commands. this box responds quick and seems to be equipped with proper CPU and Software to process signals very nicely. It has a built in signal strength meter and a very easy to use step by step on screen setup guide. You will not be disappointed i tried several brands and from bad performance to awful customer support this box wins hands down no contest.

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Decent Digital tuner
5 Star Review   By member dwah - Nov 29, 2008   

Strengths: easy to use s-video output signal strength meter

Weakness: not a universal remote

I've had this for about 3 weeks, and am enjoying watching both the extra digital channels available. I live in a semi-rural area, and the signal strength is good, even with a cheap loop type uhf antenna attached. I will probably get a smart antenna at some point, but it does not seem essential.

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Get this tuner!!!
5 Star Review   By msirah on Buydig.com - Nov 25, 2008   

Strengths: Very easy to setup; excellent picture quality; analog pass thru feature.

Weakness: None so far

How cool is this!! We have a old Zenith 15" color tv inherited from my parents. OMG!!...The picture has never been better and we are still using the old antenna. Setup was too easy, once I figured out the setup screen was on the AUX channel. READ THE GUIDE!! It gives very simple and easy to understand instructions. Previous reviews show that the persons did not read everything and go through every screen and option on setup! You can skip channels you don't want by setting up your favorite channels and then using the FAV button on the very simple and easy to use remote. I have 3 more PBS channels that we don't get on our other TVs that are hooked up to basic cable, and having a program guide on an old TV...amazing! Only having this one day, I can't find any weakness and do not anticipate any. I researched boxes for weeks and picked this one because it consistently got good reviews on various websites. If you don't understand or need a lot of high-tech stuff, this is the box for you!

100% of readers found this review helpful.

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Zenith DTT901 Digital to Analog Pass-thru TV Tuner/Converter Box
5 Star Review   By member nhtechie - Nov 18, 2008   

Strengths: Very easy to setup; excellent picture quality; analog pass thru feature.

Weakness: None.

Purchased the Zenith DTT901 at Circuit City with the government coupon so the net cost was $19.99. Installed it the same day and was amazed at the number of channels available and the clarity of the picture. Setup was extremely straightforward. All the necessary cables were included in the box. Unplug the coax cable to TV; plug it into the converter; connect the supplied coax from the converter to TV. Run the setup auto programming to find the channels; set the volume control on the TV to max and and volume on the converter remote to whatever is comfortable for you (this allows you to use one remote for controlling the volume without having to reach for the TV remote); and you're done. I have an amplified hi-gain, narrow band antenna on a rotor, so I was used to receiving good picture quality, but I am really impressed with the quality of the digital picture I get through the converter. I still use the analog pass-thru feature for the time being until Feb. 2009, to receive the regular analog channels, but I find myself switching more frequently to the digital channels. It has all the capabilities of digital television including the built in programming guide, closed captioning, signal strength indicator (very useful with a rotor setup), parental controls, ability to switch between 16:9 and 4:3 aspect ratio, zoom, and many more features. The remote is small, but the layout is very intuitive and easy to use even with big fingers. I based my decision to buy this converter on research I did of other favorable comments and I haven't been disappointed. I would definitely recommend this to anyone considering a converter purchase.

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Does what it should
5 Star Review   By member poind - Oct 20, 2008   

Strengths: Good quality, good signal

Weakness: More electronic clutter

I purchased this after finding out it's essentially the same as the top regarded Insignia box. (They're just branded differently.) Haven't had reason to use it a ton, but am pleased by the digital signal and improved reception over rabbit ears. Could certainly do without having yet another electronic gadget lying around for clutter, but this is definitely the better way to go unless someone wants to spring for an entirely modern TV that doesn't require one of these. The choice for prepping for the impending conversion of TV signals.

100% of readers found this review helpful.

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Zenith DTT901 Digital to Analog Pass-thru TV Tuner/Converter Box
4 Star Review   By member mjh90 - Sep 24, 2008   

Strengths: Easy to install, easy to use, has a zoom button to fill the screen

Weakness: No DVI connection, no way to delete channels it finds that you don't want. Seems to shut itself off after a period of time.

Very easy to install. The instructions were concise and easy to follow. Not a lot of help on the controls of the remote, but with some playing found out what most do. But so far have not found out how to delete the channels that it finds that I don't want...like the religion and spanish speaking channels. Of all the channels it found, only 1 came in wavy with the sound distorted. The clarity of the picture and the vibrancy of the colours pleasantly surprised me! Definitely better than just analog programming with rabbit ears. I do need to find out why it shuts itself off after a period of time...is very disruptive when watching a movie!

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The basics
4 Star Review   By member reg82 - Sep 3, 2008   

Strengths: Pass-thru, reasonable signal pickup, easy to use

Weakness: perhaps sound quality

Overall this is a fairly good unit. Signal pickup seems reasonable and it has NTSC (analog) pass through when the unit is off. There is a signal strength indicator that can be useful in improving your signal reception (by manually adjusting your antenna). If you have recently tuned into a channel, you'll get the next hour of scheduling for that channel regardless of what channel your currently viewing. For the sound, I recommend setting your TV at whatever level works for you for your analog signal, and then setting the converter unit to its maximum volume output. I noticed that by setting my TV's volume too high, I ended up getting a background hiss. Very good picture quality. Zoom capability. Language and caption selection. Can be used to power off your TV if you TV is on its list of controllable devices. I would recommend this converter box assuming you're using a gov coupon. Otherwise probably better to invest your money in purchasing a TV or DVD player or something else with a built-in ATSC (digital) tuner.

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