If you are like me, your media content is continually coming from new sources. Watching television shows on the internet has become increasingly more common as well as streaming movies. The change to digital television has also changed the methods we receive the signals. Theexternal TV Box brings high definition television by bringing the ability to watch over the air programming on an LCD monitor or convert an old analog television to accept the new digital standard. Find out more about this competitively priced solution to watching television on any monitor after the break.
The External ATSC/QAM TVBox comes in two models, the SA290-Q LE and the SA295-Q DE. Priced at $99 and $109, respectively, both models support “digital free-to-air vestigial TV” as well as unencrypted QAM cable TV. Using these devices, consumers can view their favorite programs in high quality 16:9 aspect ratio in addition to 1080i or 720p video quality. Ideal for students and the growing number of viewers who are now watching their favorite television shows via the Web, these new TVBox products will be in high demand over the Holiday season. Additionally, for those with older analog TVs, rather than disposing of them, consumers can now use the YPbPr 1080i or Composite RCA output on the External ATSC/QAM TVBox to transform their analog TV into an HDTV-ready digital TV.
Both models offer advanced Power Smart energy-saving technology which can automatically power-off the TVBox when it has been idle for more than a user-determined period of time, adjustable from 30-minutes to 4-hours. In addition, for added flexibility, both models support MP3 and JPEG photo and video playback, effectively turning an LCD monitor into a digital photo frame. For total convenience, the SA290-Q LE and the SA295-Q DE both come with a full function infrared remote control for channel flipping and changing box settings, including a one-click PC/TV changeover switch. The SA290-Q LE supports VGA output while deluxe SA295-Q DE model supports VGA, DVI and HDMI output – for total connectivity and compatibility (cables included).
All KWorld products can be purchased from authorized resellers, DMRs, VARs, and distributors including: Ingram Micro, NewEgg, Fry’s Electronics, TigerDirect, PC Bay and many others.
Both products will be ready to ship on November 17. Stay tuned to Gear Diary for a full review in a few weeks!