Don t Pitch That Analog TV, AV ToolBox Has a New HDTV Receiver
The analog to digital transition can be simple thanks to the new AV ToolBox ATSC-100 HDTV Off-Air Receiver. It can also be affordable by letting consumers keep their current televisions. The ATSC-100 will receive all US Terrestrial HDTV Signals and accommodates
both Component and Composite Video outputs as well as Stereo Audio. The unit is extremely affordable with a suggested retail price of $199 and they are in-stock and ready to ship.
Multiple profiles can be created and stored so that the image will be best for the type of programming viewed and closed captioning is fully supported as well as V-Chip parental content control. Automatic channel scan is standard and individual channels can also be added manually. Audio levels are fully adjustable and a Favorite Channel list can be constructed so that it isn t necessary to scan through channels that are of no interest to the viewer. Comprehensive On-Screen Displays allow the user to control the unit as well as view the Electronic Program Guide (EPG).
Displayed aspect ratios may be either 4:3 or 16:9 and the unit can be controlled via panel mounted switches as well as Infrared remote control. A transmitted resolution display is provided so that the viewer can instantly determine when High Definition programming is being provided by the broadcaster. Output resolution can be set to 480p, 720p or 1080i in the YPbPr mode as needed for the type of display being used.
An optional indoor antenna, the ATSC-A50, is available for those persons living near (<25 miles) to the television transmitter who have no line of sight obstructions present and do not wish to install an external antenna. The antenna is designed to receive all cha
nnels and is powered via an included DC power supply. It features a built-in high gain amplifier and has a suggested retail price of $29.