Pros sleek, compact design, slick remote, quck install, guide.
Cons remote is small, lost one channel.
Summary Just today at noon I went to my local Circuit City, and asked them for the best DTV they have. The worker handed me this product, and combined with my DTV $40 coupon, all I had to pay was a good round ten bucks. Took me 3 minutes to pop in the antennae plug and the RF connect to the TV, and then it took me less than that to program the thing, plus auto-search all the channels. The problem was that I lost my CBS channel (which was really fuzzy on my TV, nevertheless watchable), so that lost its 9 outta 10 rating. Other than that, its quality and sound is excellent-I just wished the remote was bigger. Overall, this is a great product, and economically sound for those with the coupon.
"Best image quality"on by fennec19
Pros I like the menu and very easy to scan the channels.
Cons Don't have the specified connector for smart antenna.
Summary What I like in the Zenith DTT901 is his clear quality picture, the blue light when is on and red when its of, the sound is good too, specially if you have a good TV equipped with BBE audio with surround effect.
I made the first scan it gives me 19 channels at the second gives me 16 channels then a try another scan that gives me 14 channels I was mad at the moment :) but after the forth scan I had more 22 channels I was very happy with that SO TRY TO SCAN A LOT OF TIMES. I have some scramble channels but it's the consequence of the bad indoor antenna that I have, really it's a junk one, also very old. what I suggest for everyone is to buy a good Digital Antenna UHF over 25dB for sure It will gives more channels. Maybe we can reach 50 channels with a 50 dB digital antenna. Anyways I'm working on it by selecting a good indoor digital antenna (I don't have the choice to choose an outdoor antenna because I live in an apartment building) I find one in sears store its Phillips 50dB DTV antenna but I'm not in hurry to buy one now, looking for the best DTV antenna maybe one with 100 dB :).
Pros Easy to set up and use, feature-packed
Cons RF output is dark and MONO only, No S-Video output - composite only
Summary PROS - Small size, super-easy set-up, runs "cool", all necessary cords supplied, shows signal strength meter on screen, easy click to zoom image to make wide screen 16:9 image fill standard 4:3 screen withOUT distortion, easily adds closed caption capability to older TV sets, volume output from converter to TV is easily adjusted, also provides an on-screen program guide..
CONS - RF output is slightly dark, RF output provides MONO sound only, Video output is composite NOT S-video which would improve picture quality noticably, face of device shows no channel number or other info.
USE THE VIDEO OUTPUT, not the RF output.
If you get a somewhat snowy picture from a standard channel, you will be pleasantly surprised at how much better the digital signal and picture are - even on rabbit ears. Specialized antennas and antenna amplifiers are also available.
Know that with your $40 government coupon, you will still pay $20 to buy this DTV box plus sales tax on the full $60 purchase price.
From my research, the Zenith DTT901 is the best widely available DTV converter currently available without ordering something better through the internet.
Zenith 901 is definitely worth the price to bring your analog TV into the 21st century.
Pros reception is amazing and setup was painless. The guide is very straight forward showing the current show, next show, and time. Remote is great even though a little on the small side. Definitely the way go if you're looking for a converter box.
Cons remote does not turn on/off television althought this is noted in the manual as a possibily. Included cables were too short for my needs and I had to use another a set. Neither one are deal breakers though.
Summary Ran this by a family friend who is a high-end audio/visual installer and he highly recommended this box or the one from Insignia at Best Buy. Stated that both are relabled LG's and are excellent values when taking into the account reception clarity and the EPG or guide. Would buy another one if I needed it.
Pros no real pros
Cons no real cons -- may lose channels if it turned off
Summary its a converter..... its the exact same as the nsignia NS-DXA1, same menus and case as well.