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p/n DCT210.001 Over The Air ATSC Digital TV Tuner Set Top Box

p/n DCT210.001 Over The Air ATSC Digital TV Tuner Set Top Box
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Price: $124.95
Manufacturer: FBS Group
Product ID: DCT210
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Overview
External TV Tuner digital HDTV receiver and cable set top box (stb) QAM or ATSC with HDMI, component, s-video and composite video outputs, closed captions and RF analog pass through.

The DCT210 is a state-of-the-art 8VSB, 8VSB MP@ML, 64/256QAM digital TV tuner for terrestrial Over The Air (OTA) reception using indoors or roof antennas. It is also HD/SD Cable receiver for use with your local CATV service.

The DCT210, ATSC antenna TV tuner or QAM cable TV tuner and receiver, will also take high or standard definition, 8VSB digital signal, and convert it to analog video and audio output thus allowing use of old analog TVs. This HDTV receiver features 4 separate outputs: (1) Composite, S-Video and Component HDTV analog outputs making it compatible with analog TV sets and HDMI output for viewing in full high definition digital televisions.

In addition to its Stereo output the DCT210 feature Optical digital audio pass-through for Surround Sound receivers or dedicated audio amplifiers.

The RF pass-trough output at the back of the unit makes it easy to connect the receiver to TVs with analog TV tuners.

The DCT210 features a user-friendly set-up guide that allows for easy channel mapping and installation.

Use as:

          • Antenna: ATSC TV Tuner, Antenna TV Receiver
or
          • Cable: QAM TV Tuner, Cable TV Receiver

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Description

P/N DCT210 ATSC TERRESTRIAL DIGITAL TV TUNER & SD/HD CABLE RECRIVER

480i, 720p, and 1080i Resolutions Via Selectable HDMI, Component, S-Video & Composite Outputs

Features

  • Tunes and decodes all 18 approved ATSC/8VSB DTV broadcast formats
  • QAM 64/256 digital HD TV tuner Cable receiver (Clear QAM unencrypted programs required)
  • ATSC digital HD TV tuner over the air receiver (to be used with indoor or outdoor digital antennas.)
  • Signal strength meter
  • High Definition: Selectable DTV Output resolution (480i/720p/1080i)
  • Aspect ratio control in 4:3 and 16:9 mode
  • HDMI, Component (YPbPr), S-Video and Composite (CVBS) video outputs
  • Stereo Analog audio output - RCA jacks
  • Digital Audio Optical output - Stereo 2.1 and Surround Sound Pass Through
  • Built-in selector switch for channel 3 or 4 RF Modulator output via RF Output
  • Simple user interface: On screeen guide set-up and On-Screen Menu
  • Advanced Electronic Program Guide
  • Auto or manual scan of programmed channels: Unmatched channel mapping options
  • V-CHIP (parents control) & Closed Captions
  • Support English, French, Spanish multi-languages
  • Advanced sleep timer
  • Very compact in size

 

Terrestrial Reception

Topographic conditions as well as weather conditions and sun activity have great influence on TV terrestrial reception range. Selecting the right antenna for your location will determine the reception range and picture quality of the DCT210. Read more on this subject here...

Cable TV Operators Compatibility

The DCT210 is compatible with Clear QAM channels of major cable operators such as Cablevision Systems Corporation, Charter Communications, Comcast Cable Communications, Cox Communications, Mediacom Communications Corp. and Time Warner Cable.

For maximum satisfaction we strongly suggest to contact your Cable Operator and verify the Clear QAM channels available through your local service. See the list of operators here...

Read more about Cable TV operators compatibility here

More Info

To learn more about Choosing and Installing an Antenna for HDTV (essential for your TV tuner max performance!) read here...
To learn more about HDTV types read here...
To learn more about International Digital TV Standards read here...

Special Uses

The DCT210 Terrestrial off-air external HDTV tuner and Clear QAM Cable receiver is an excellent device for use with projectors and monitors featuring HDMI, Component and Composite inputs. The TV tuner provide excellent picture and crispy stereo sound. Very useful with Projectors, DVD recorders and VCRs without integrated TV tuner!


Analog Channels Display:

The Cable operator in your area is sending a mixture of both analog and digital channels. Some of the analog channels already converted to unencrypted standard digital (SD) format that can be displayed by the DCT210.

The DCT210 is a digital TV tuner and will display only Standard Digital (SD) or High Definition (HD) Digital channels. However, if your TV has a built in ANALOG TV tuner, you may use the RF bypass feature on the DCT210 and get some of the old analog channels (that is the lower band, old channels 1-99) through the TV built-in analog TV tuner. Please read in the DCT210 manual on how to use the RF bypass.

 


Easy To Install

The DCT210 HDTV Receiver Digital tuner set top box is easy to install with the tuner's clear manual.

See installation diagram


 

Specifications

Reception Properties
Input frequency range ATSC: 54-860MHz
Cable: 57-860MHz
Channels ATSC: 2-13 VHF, 14-69 UHF
Cable: 2-135
bandwidth 6 MHz
Antenna Input 75Ω Female (F-Type)
Antenna Output 75Ω Female (F-Type)
Modulation Modes 8VSB, 8VSB MP@ML, 64/256QAM
Video
Algorithm MPEG-2 Digital& Full ATSC Compliant
HD Digital Video Output HDMI Output
Native Mode: 480i, 720p, 1080i
HD Analog Video Output HD YPbPr Output
Native Mode: 480i, 720p, 1080i
SD Video Output CVBS (Composite)
S-Video (Y-C)
Audio
Algorithm MPEG-1 layer 1 and 2
MPEG-2 layer 2
Analog Audio Output Stereo (RCA jacks)
2.0Vrms Max
>10KΩ (1 set)
Digital Audio Output SPDIF optical
Power
Main AC 100V - 120V
Max. 10W
Operating Frequency 57~63Hz
Standby Power Consumption Less than 1W
Environmental
Operating Temprature 0~40 oC
Storage Temprature -10 ~ +50 oC
Operating Humidity 5% ~ 90% Non-condensed
Storage Humidity 5% ~ 90% Non-condensed
Mechanical
Weight Actual device Approx. 0.87Kg
(Without accessories)
Dimensions 280mm X 44mm X 156mm
(WxHxD)

 

 

Box Includes

  • P/N DCT210 External Digital HDTV Receiver Set Top TV Tuner Box
  • IR Remote Control
  • Batteries
  • User Manual
  • 3ft HDMI Cable - OPTIONAL
  • Warranty and service 90 days by manufacturer



FOOTNOTES: For improvement purposes, the design and specifications of this unit are subject to change without prior notice.

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