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Channel Master CM-7000 Digital to Analog TV Converter Box with S-Video

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  • Converts all HD(high definition) Digital video formats into SD(standard definition) format
  • Easy installation and operation
  • Electronic Program Guide (EPG) and On Screen Display
  • S Video Output
  • Closed Caption (CC)
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Technical Details
Brand NameChannel Master
Item Weight1.2 pounds
Product Dimensions6.5 x 9.3 x 1.7 inches
Item model numberCM-7000
Color NameSilver
  
Additional Information
ASINB000XQTDR2
Shipping Weight3 pounds
ShippingThis item is also available for shipping to select countries outside the U.S.
Date First AvailableMarch 1, 2008
  
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Product Description

The Channel Master CM-7000 Digital to Analog TV Converter has been rated "Best Picture Quality" by a leading Consumer Testing agency. The Channel Master by PCT CM-7000 is a high quality digital ATSC high definition (HD) to standard definition (SD) television converter box for direct terrestrial FTA HD reception allowing the user to view digital broadcast on analog TV sets. The combination of a CM-7000 Digital Analog Converter with a Channel Master digital antenna is a perfect solution for terrestrial reception in a very wide range of reception conditions and landscape relief. For energy saving, which is in compliance with NTIA recommendations, the Auto-Sleep Function activates Standby mode four (4) hours after last user entry from the remote control, but not before the end of a currently viewed event. For over 60 years, Channel Master has manufactured TV antennas relied upon by countless consumers. As the expert in TV antennas, Channel Master is the natural source for the analog to digital conversion.

Customer Reviews

The red light is always on, il won't turn on with the remote or by pushing the ON button.
Friendly Friend
The Channel Master CM-7000 compares very well to some of the other DTV converter boxes I've worked with.
R. MCCOOL
This box is very easy to set up and the picture is great, much better than without the converter box.
Kindle Customer

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

93 of 93 people found the following review helpful By D. Henderson on March 4, 2009
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This made in Bulgaria DTV converter has a nice metal box which can help survive bumps and drops without cracking the case. I like the "Update" channel feature. Other converter boxes or televisions only allow you to "rescan" so that previously found channels will be dropped if that channel's signal happened to be weak. How stupid. Particularly with digital's signal here today and not found later approach to signal strength. I waited for this box to be available since my television has a remaining S-video input I can use so I do not have to make major cable swapping changes. I have another converter box (Insignia NS-DXA1-APT also coupon eligible) that has a universal remote feature so that the converter's remote can also control my (Sony) television. But that remote is thinner and is not as comfortable in my hand compared to this Channel Master remote. But if you have a universal remote, Channel Master is saying you can set your universal remote to use the code for "Pioneer" to control this converter box.

I think I got an old manual or a quickly photocopied manual included in my box. A different manual (in pdf format) with some more details can be found at Channel Master's web site:

[...]%20USERS%20MANUAL_200809b.pdf

which also includes the default password for the parental control (0000) setting.

The hottest part of this converter is about 113F degrees (about the center top of the box). The auto off power is not turned on by default. I guess this helps prevent some people from calling their help desk and complaining that the box "stops working after a few hours.

The Channel Master CM-7000 has three buttons on the front: power on/off, channel down, and channel up.
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42 of 42 people found the following review helpful By Wanbol Dyak on July 31, 2008
Got this box for a week now and I definitely made the right choice in purchasing this brand considering there are a lot of choices out there. I could not agree more with the other reviewer emphasizing the importance of having the S-video option to get maximum clarity. Picture sharpness is just a lot better using this connection especially when you are viewing on a large monitor/screen. Installation and setup was easy, at least for me. I must mention that if you want to use the S-video, you have to purchase the cables for it, both S-video and the audio. It only came with the regular antenna cable which you will need in connecting the converter box to your external or indoor antenna. One negative comment about this unit is the small buttons of the remote control that it came with. It is not very easy to use specially the channel and the volume buttons which I use everytime. The good thing is, I have the option of programming the other remote that came with my TV which has bigger buttons for these functions. Of course, my programmable remote does not have all the features that the converter's remote control have. So, I always keep the original remote within my arms reach just in case I need it. This is the only reason why I did not give this converter box a five star rating. Oh, I almost forgot, using this box gave me other channels that I never knew existed and they're a lot.
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46 of 47 people found the following review helpful By Jethro Tuller on July 15, 2008
I've tried 4 other boxes, and this Channel Master gets the best reception, by far. Picture is excellent, there is a 12-hour program guide, and one button on the remote changes the view setting, so you can compare them readily.

S-Video, nice remote, all around a really solid unit. I'm going to get an extra.
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27 of 27 people found the following review helpful By J. W. VINE VOICE on January 29, 2009
At first I did not want to get this box because I already had a digital tuner built into my Panasonic DVD recorder. Then I bought an RCA converter box for my 2nd TV because of the slightly lower price. That was a mistake - reception was poor, and hooking up the coaxial cable between my TV and the RCA converter box produced a spark...had to unplug the TV and reconnect to get the TV to work again. Needless to say, the RCA converter box got returned within 2 days.

After finally getting tired of using the Panasonic as my converter (very slow start-up, slow response to channel change, poor reception, occasional crashes), I got my first CM-7000 1 month ago and used it on my 2nd TV. Immediately, I was able to pick up all the channels that the RCA and Panasonic could not get. Setting up was a breeze. Using the built-in signal strength indicator, it was easy to adjust the antenna (cheap rabbit ear type) so that I had over 50% signal strength in channel 3.1 and channel 61.1. No need to mess with the antenna anymore for all the channels in between.

Results were so good I got a second box to replace the Panasonic. Using the S-Video to connect to my 50" TV produced very clear and sharp pictures. Other converter boxes out on the market do the digital conversion for you, but without S-video you are not taking advantage of the digital video quality being received by your converter box. Other features mentioned by other reviewers - easy programming, program guide, etc. - work very well. I love the one button controls for picture size and closed caption. Since I wasted my coupon on the RCA, ended up having to pay full price for the box -- still worth every penny.
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