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Insignia™ - Digital to Analog Converter Box with HDMI-output - Black

View digital content on your analog television with this Insignia digital-to-analog converter box. The electronic program guide helps you find favorite shows, and the converter box pairs with almost every type of antenna. Use this Insignia digital-to-analog converter box to show HDMI content on digital displays that don't have a TV tuner or coax input.
$79.99

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    Overview

    What's Included


    • Insignia™ Digital to Analog Converter Box
    • Remote control
    • 2x AA batteries
    • Coaxial (RF) cable
    • Power adapter
    • User guide

    Ratings & Reviews


    Overall Customer Rating:
    84% of customers would recommend this product to a friend (258 out of 308)

    Features


    Compatible with analog and digital displays

    For use with your existing devices.

    Works with almost every indoor and outdoor antenna

    Converts over-the-air channels for viewing on analog TVs (antennas not included).

    720p/1080i HDMI output

    Allows you to connect the converter box to digital displays without a TV tuner.

    Electronic program guide (EPG)

    Helps find your favorite shows.

    Supports Dolby Digital audio

    For superior audio quality.

    Text-to-voice function

    Provides voice guidance on the menu screen.

    Programmable sleep timer

    Ensures that the device is turned off after a specified period of time.


    Customer rating

    Rating 4.1 out of 5 stars with 308 reviews

    84%
    would recommend to a friend

    Pros

    Cons

    • Rating: 1 out of 5 stars

      Incompatible with my home theater console

      Posted
      jlg123
      • My Best Buy® MemberMember

      When I connect the converter box to my Bose Cinemate 120 home theater console, two things happen: 1. Only the audio signal changes and not the video. For instance, if I'm watching Netflix off the TV input and I switch over to the CBL-STL input where I connected the converter box, the TV will continue displaying the Netflix video stream but the audio will change to that of the converter box. 2. CEC stops working. CEC allows HDMI devices to be controlled with only one remote control. When I'd hit the Power button on my Cinemate's remote, the console would power on but not the TV. If I'd use the TV remote to power it on, the Cinemate wouldn't come on. As soon as I unplugged the HDMI input to the Cinemate from the converter box, the two issues mentioned above were resolved. I tried the following troubleshooting steps to rule out any other possible cause and came to the conclusion that it's the converter box screwing things up, so I'm returning it: 1. Power cycled all devices. 2. Tried different HDMI cables with the converter box. 3. Confirmed CEC is enabled on the Cinemate and the TV. 4. Confirmed audio settings on TV were correct for ARC use. 5. Factory reset the Cinemate 120. THE LAST STRAW (and the weirdest occurrence): I completely bypassed the Cinemate 120 by connecting the converter box directly to an HDMI port on my TV--it STILL screwed up input switching and CEC on my home theater console.

      No, I would not recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 2 out of 5 stars

      Disappointed.

      Posted
      Crystal

      I purchased in store based on reviews. I would not recommend for your primary TV. The pros are that the clarity is very good with a cable connection and it finds a lot of channels. The cons far outweigh the pros. First off it is a European unit. The time is on a 24 hour clock (16:34 24 Jul). The audio is horrible. It constantly goes out of sync-sometimes on all channels. The only way to correct is to turn the unit off and back on. And sometimes there is no audio when you turn on. And the guide also goes out of sync. Most of the time it reads "No description available" and sometimes it will show a program that is on a different channel. There is no customization. For example you cannot correct the clock setting to a 12 hour clock; there is no way to delete/remove unwanted/unavailable channels. These issues all started out of the box. The original 10 year old converter that this replaced was more advanced. I would accept these limitations if this unit cost in the $20-$30 range. Due to Best Buy's restrictive return policy I will not be returning or exchanging because there isn't another option available.

      No, I would not recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

      Very good but not sure if the best

      Posted
      Funny2me

      To start off, I gave it four stars because of one big issue. If your antenna isn't strong enough to pull long range signals, don't expect all your current channel(s) to be there. It doesn't matter if you got them before on your TV with a built in tuner or not. This box will only allow access to those channels pulled in with your current antenna. You can't manually punch in any channel, unless it was picked up during the scan process, which is a common complaint with this product. Because of my situation, I bought a inside/outside antenna to remedy that issue. My current antenna (Gov't free one) wasn't working well anyway (it pulled all the major stations but you were subject to them going in and out by just walking past it). Still, this could be a possibility for you, if you go with this tuner. At $80, is also a bit high, especially with the above issue but I didn't feel a better product was out there for less, especially if you want to connect using HDMI. $50-60 seems more reasonable for it but this is an exclusive product to BB and not much out there that is comparable IMO. If you can wait and catch a sale or if more products come out to compete, I would recommend going that route

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      It Works Excellent

      Posted
      Slick1

      My TV set is an analog type, Magnavox 20MS3442/17 that I bought about 2005. The antenna that I bought to work with this setup is a RCA Amplified Indoor HDTV Antenna with an advertised range of 45 miles. I live in Chicago in the neighborhood of Old Irving Park on the third floor of a 4 story 50 unit apartment building. I receive very clear reception of 63 stations. About 5 stations required a slight adjustment of the antenna. The instructions specify 3 types of connections that can be made from the convertor to the TV; HDMI cable (this will provide the best video and audio quality). AV cables (this provides better video and audio quality), and RF coax cable (this provides good video and audio quality). I am connected with a RF coax and I am getting excellent video and audio quality. To increase the volume I must use both my original Magnavox remote and the remote supplied by Insignia. I found the startup instructions to be fairly simple. I myself have 3 years of technical training and 30 years of technical work experience, but I do not see anything in the setup procedure that would confuse anybody. It took me less than 5 minutes.

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

      Great option for add on TV Tuner

      Posted
      Techie
      • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
      • My Best Buy® Elite Plus MemberElite Plus Member

      I might be one of the few who is using this to connect to a Sony SXRD projector but there seem to very few good options for add-on TV tuners. I searched high & low & started by trying a generic tuner that had the option to pause & rewind. Unfortunately, that could barely function as a decent tuner and didn't even come close on the DVR functionality. After hours of searching for better options, I decided to give this Insignia Tuner a chance. While it doesn't have any DVR functionality and was more expensive than some of the other online options, I do have to say, it works great! Compared to those low cost, generic options, this works much better and despite the smaller feature set, I really do believe it's the best option out there. If you're debating about this or some of the other, less expensive, more feature rich, generic options out there, save yourself the headache & buy this!

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

      Back to antenna I go

      Posted
      StacyB
      • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
      • My Best Buy® MemberMember

      Good little product for the money. We decided to get rid of the monthly TV bill and I am glad we did. We were talking about updating our projection TV to a flat screen as the picture was a bit blurred. Upon switching to this box the picture is crystal clear. Seems the TV wasn't the issue. This unit will record but requires a self powered external hard drive as the USB port isn't powered. Recordings are named weird. They don't have the program name in the title. On the bright side you can manually change each one individually once it has recorded; There is a basic program guide. The instruction booklet is very small print and light on information. I used you tube to figure a few things out. I took pictures of each page and then blew them up so I could read it, even the magnifying glass was a bit of a challenge. On and off lags. Patience is a virtue. Many times I have to hit it more than once to get it to respond And I've succeeded and then reversed the desired response because of the delay. I've learned to push the button and count to five before I try again. It has its glitches but it's a good basic product.

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      You might need this and not even know it.

      Posted
      Weightman714
      • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
      • My Best Buy® Elite Plus MemberElite Plus Member

      I recently dumped cable TV because of the cost and went to over the air reception. With a signal booster antenna my reception improved greatly but there were still some stations which I should have been able to receive, but couldn't. When I tried the Insignia Digital to Analog Converter Box I went from 29 stations to 60. When you do a scan to see what stations are available using your TV it might not show some of the available station because the firmware in the TV is outdated and can't decode the signal. You need to use the Insignia to decode the signals if you have an older HD TV. If you use the HDMI outlet you will get HD reception if the station is broadcasting in that mode. You need to scan for stations using the Insignia, not the TV Scanner.

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      Great converter!

      Posted
      nuckinfutz
      • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
      • My Best Buy® MemberMember

      The converter we got when they first required them in 2009, no longer worked. We bought one at another retailer but returned it 'cause it was no better than the one we had and the remote was the size of a deck of cards. While at Best Buy, I asked the salesperson if I could check the remote. After seeing that the remote was a good size we purchased it. After setting it up and doing a channel scan, I was pleased but not excited about the difference. But then, I discovered I could plug in 2 antennas. With the use of 2 antennas, I could bring in stations that we could only watch on our TV that is connected to Comcast/Xfinity services. I am very pleased with this unit. I'm going to try another type of antenna next to see if that helps the reception more.

      I would recommend this to a friend



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