"Does the job but could be better"4.0 starson by motorcom
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.