|Item Weight||0.64 ounces|
|Product Dimensions||6.9 x 5.3 x 1.3 inches|
|Item model number||ZAT-97A|
|Batteries||2 AA batteries required.|
|Specification Met||#REF!, certified frustration-free|
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- Set-top box converts digital broadcast stations for viewing on your analog television set
- Standard RF antenna output and RCA with stereo audio outputs for connecting to your television
- Fully ATSC compliant--receives RF channels 2-69, supports all 18 broadcast formats, decodes Dolby AC-3 audio
- Parental control with V-Chip technology, lockable channels, and downloadable Rating Region tables
- Selectable aspect ratio of wide or full for different TV screens
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The ZAT-970A ATSC Digital to Analog Converter from Zinwell is a digital to analog converter that supports analog pass through. It converts digital TV signals to analog and offers several convenient features including multilingual support, digital parental control and an IR wireless remote control for making volume and channel adjustments from a comfortable distance. ZAT-970A ATSC Digital to Analog Converter Feature Highlights: ZAT-970A ATSC Digital to Analog Converter, Supports Analog Pass Through, Sleeping Model, Converts Digital TV Signal to Analog, Multilingual Support, Digital Parental Control, Includes Remote Control
RF Input Connections:
Frequency Range：57 ~ 803 MHz (CH2-CH69)
Channel Bandwidth：6 MHz
Demodulation Type：ATSC A/53 compliance 8VSB demodulator
Performance：ATSC A/74 compliant
RF Output Connections:
Channel Range：CH3 ~ CH4
Channel Switch Type：Slide Switch
Video Output Connections:
HD/SD Decoding Capability：ATSC 18 mode detection and support
Aspect Ratio：4:3 and 16:9 with latter box Pan and Scan
Output Video：CVBS analog composite
Audio Output Connections:
One pair of RCA jacks for stereo analog audio
From the Manufacturer
Get your analog televisions set up with digital programming using Zinwell's ZAT-970A. This inobtrusive digital to analog converter is easy to set up, and offers convenient features like analog pass through, parental lock, and plenty more. Connect your old analog set and start enjoying broadcast digital programming today.
ATSC Digital to Analog Converter Box
Quick and Easy Setup
The ZAT-970A will have you going digital in minutes. Connect your antenna to the device, connect to your television (via RF or RCA connection), and power everything on. You'll be led through a quick setup for language and time zone, then the ZAT-970A will automatically scan for available channels.
For your convenience, the unit features an on-screen trilingual (English, French and Spanish) menu display, and also allows you to add, skip, or set favorite channels to customize your programming options. For the few remaining low-power analog stations in your area (if any remain at all), an analog pass-through is also provided.
The low-profile ZAT-970A is just 175 x 135 x 33 millimeters, and weighs less than a pound.
Two Connection Options
For televisions with a simple RF antenna input, you'll connect to the television and select either channel three or four on the TV for the ZAT-970A. If your television has RCA audio/video inputs, you're in luck, and can enjoy a better picture and stereo audio connection.
This set-top box is fully ATSC and MPEG-2 Digital compliant, receiving RF channels 2 through 69, and supporting all 18 ATSC broadcast formats, complete with ATSC Dolby AC-3 audio decoding. Translation? You'll be able to enjoy any standard digital broadcast, as standardized by the FCC. Closed captioning and the Emergency Alert System are also both supported.
Selectable Aspect Ratio
Select your picture aspect ratio for either 4:3 or 16:9 TV screens, depending on your set and the current broadcast.
Make sure your children are taking in appropriate programming with Parental Control, with V-Chip technology. A downloadable Rating Region table and lockable channels let you make the call.
Energy Star Compliant
Compliant with Energy Star standards, the ZAT-970A features an energy-efficient design and will shut off when not in use.
The ZAT-970A will be automatically turned off if no remote control button is pressed during the specified time durations.
What's in the Box
ZAT-970A Receiver, Power Supply, RF Cable, Remote Control with Batteries, User’s Manual
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1) The display font is tiny and is not adjustable so the channel number and other info is rather small it may make a difference if you don't have perfect vision.
2) The programming guide is very limited - it only has about three hours of information into the future and in order to access it you have to tune to the channel you're interested - go into about three different screens and then it just has the program name and no further info such as a description of what the program is about. If you want to see what's on another channel you have to exit out and go through the three screens again - rather tedious. My other now defunct box would let you compare the channels across a time period and you could select a program from that screen and watch whatever you clicked on - not this one. My older box also has two different programming guide buttons on the remote - one for the time period and one for the specific channel you were tuned into which gave you indepth info for the current program you were tuned into. If you want to put a sleep timer on it you once have to go a few menus in to program it. There is nothing streamlined or timesaving in its design.
I just received this yesterday and so cannot address reliability - but everything else seemed average from setup to picture and sound quality. I'm not sure I want to keep it - it's rather a dissappointment when you were expecting features which are nonexistent. I am considering returning it and buying a DVR with a digital tuner and use that to control the channels. It might cost a bit more but may be the only way to pre-program varied channels for recording. Is it such a big deal to have a converter box with programmable channels? I guess so!
I know some reviewers have outdoor digital antennas, so I thought the outdoor analog line and roof antenna, might help support the indoor digital antenna. No luck with this pricier, newer analog box to as far as my poor reception goes.
ALSO /// I hoped to find a box that does not SHUT ITSELF OFF on some surprise timer which no one mentions. I don't know why it has to shut off? No options?
What if someone wanted to record programs via DVR or VHS tape - /gulp/ on a timer? This box may shut off in an hour, you have to be home in 8 hours or less if you forget to restart..as you leave!
And, what if someone is just not home, or 'forgets' to turn the box on when they come in, AND then AGAIN when they get up? You really can't remember to fuss with a box if you dare to record your programs. So dumb- what is the point in auto shutoff?
AUTO SHUT OFF IS A TRULY BAD IDEA- MAKES NO SENSE. HAS ALMOST ZERO ADVANTAGE, and many disadvantages.
I,for one, always leave my TV on when out. But with this box, I can't gamble on the box shutting off, leaving loud static to scare off intruders. Or the cinderella effect,- the power disappears in 8 hours.
And, ONE MORE THING.., I even dare to want a digital BOX that automatically turns back on - after occasional power outages. Imagine that..for all the same reasons I mentioned AND here are more reasons:
I sleep to the TV noise, I have a sleep disorder. The TV white noise helps. Many others sleep to TV noise.- But when it clicks off (after so many hours) -I wake up and am awake for another couple hours- before I can get back to sleep. I am disabled and sleep off and on each day. Just want the dang thing to stay on. TV's stay on, digital TV's restart when power blkinks off and on.
o well. I guess the era for digital box improvement or special upgrades on digital boxes is over.
Time to give up the old beast TV with a big screen and a big name. And perfect picture with cable or old analog. Almost unused.
The more current and the most costly digital boxes like THIS ONE, along with MOHU LEAF antennas, even the ones on steroids,are just not always enough. Depending where you live of course.
And putting up a tower for digital does not seem to have any real advantage vs.the indoor antennas at this point. Nor do outdoor digital towers make financial sense.
Buy any cheap box. They all are pretty junky based on a few years of trials of various brands including the early free ones, on a great SONY TV.