HD Tuner / Recorder with HDMI and Component Outputs - Discontinued

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HD Tuner and USB Recorder with HDMI and Component Outputs
Time shift and programmable timer recording
Records to standard thumb drives & USB hard drives (not supplied)

HD Tuner

features record capability in manual, programmable and time shift modes onto standard thumb drives or external USB hard drives.

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Recorded video may be played back on most PC's or directly through it. In addition to recorded video the HD Tuner will also playback numerous audio, image and video file formats. Multiple digital and analog A/V outputs provide up to 1080i video, and 5.1 Dolby Digital audio. It can receive and decode all over-the-air (ATSC) HDTV/SDTV formats and Digital Cable (Clear QAM) HDTV/SDTV formats.

NOTE: This HD tuner is designed for off-air reception and will not function as a cable box replacement.

HD Tuner Features:

  • Output resolution to 1080i
  • Automatic channel scan
  • On screen program guide
  • Included 39 button IR remote control
  • Time shift and programmable timer recording
  • Records to standard thumb drives and USB hard drives
  • Recorded programs can be played back on most PC's without the need for external drivers but verify your computer will play .mts files as different Windows versions prior to Windows7 may require conversion to a different format.

HD Tuner Output Connections:

  • Configurable 75Ω "F" type
  • Composite video
  • Y/Pr/Pb component video
  • HDMI audio / video
  • L/R line level unbalanced audio (Red/White RCA female)
  • Coaxial digital audio (RCA female), supports Dolby Digital 5.1
  • 90 day warranty

HD Tuner Supported Files:

  • Photo: JPG, BMP, PNG
  • Audio: MP3, WMA, ACC
  • Video: AVI, MPG, DAT, VOB, MTS and MJPEG
  • Record format: MTS

HD Tuner Tested File Sizes:

  • Standard definition video, 20min recording: 375MB
  • High definition video (1080i), 5 minute recording: 525MB
This HD Tuner takes a standard 75 ohm coaxial cable input allowing connection many types of television antennas. Multiple outputs are provided allowing compatibility with virtually any television set and most monitors. The HD Tuners 75 ohm output connection can be configured to act as either a feed through RF connection, or a modulated NTSC CH3/4 output. For thorough details on the HD Tuners capabilities and specifications see the herein 32 page owners manual.

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HD Tuner Additional Details:

  • Dimensions: 1-3/4" (H) x 7-3/4" (W) x 6-1/2" (D)
  • Power requirements: 90~240VAC, 50/60Hz, 8W (max)
  • Records in FAT32 and NTFS formats, see manual for details

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Setup Tips:

1. If the digital monitor being used has a problem with a steady setup menu, just also run the mode with coax to a television tuned to Channel 3 which was steady. Then try the different resolutions with the HDMI cable also connected to the digital monitor. With our monitor the initial resolution of 1080i caused the image to roll. When I changed to 1080p, it worked perfectly on the HDMI monitor.

2. After scanning for the stations, several with the same virtual channel were skipped when using the channel up or down button. We went back into the menu and used the manual search setup on the channel by going to the RF channel and then the channel with the duplicate virtual number was not skipped.

The HDTVDT1200 video recorder and ATSC tuner of over the air broadcast digital television is precisely the device I wished to purchase. A separate USB storage device is required for operation; No device transfer speed is specified.

The DT-1200 plays back recorded (*.mts) files in full screen mode using the remote's play button; An undocumented feature. These PVR files may be played back in full screen mode using Microsoft's media player. DT-1200's Time-shift recording and playback works well; Time-shift recording halts and the remote control become inoperable if the time-shift file fills; This file can be re-sized from the default 1GB or 10 minutes of video.

The 1080p HD video output from the ATSC tuner is indistinguishable from the video produced by expensive TVs. Video recording (PVR) is initialized by selecting a program from the electronic program guide (EPG) and booking your selection; Initializing the start and end times and channel number from the booking selection would be helpful.

The HD Tuner (Terrestrial off-air external HDTV tuner) is an excellent device for use with projectors and monitors featuring HDMI, Component and Composite inputs. The TV tuner provide excellent picture and crispy stereo sound. Very useful with Projectors, DVD recorders and VCRs without integrated TV tuner!

ATSC: In 1982, (ATSC) Advanced Television Systems Committee was created to generate a standard for digital television which is designed to replace NTSC in the United States. ATSC provides for high definition including the 16:9 wide screen format up to 1920x1080 pixels in size. Also ATSC supports theater quality sound using the Dolby Digital AC-3 format which provides 5.1 surround sound. The FCC mandates the broadcasters use ATSC instead of NTSC by early 2009.

QAM stands for quadrature amplitude modulation which is the format cable channels are encoded and transmitted via cable. Using a QAM tuner you would be able to receive unencrypted digital signals via your cable provider without needing a digital cable box. QAM tuners are the cable equivalent of the ATSC tuner. Unlike the FCC requirement that ATSC tuners are required in new television sets, QAM tuners are not required.

Integrated QAM tuners allow for reception of unscrambled digital programming sent unencrypted by cable providers, usually local broadcast stations. Since most cable providers consider digital channels as not part of their basic cable packages, most digital channels are scrambled. Which channels are scrambled varies greatly from location to location, and can change over time. In this case you need a digital cable box or CableCARD to unencrypt the signal.

NTSC (NOT SUPPORTED) refers to the committee that created the standard called the National Television System Committee. The National Television System Committee was established in 1940 by the Federal Communication Commission (FCC) to resolve conflicts which arose between companies over the introduction of a nationwide analog television system in the United States. In March 1941, the NTSC approved the technical standard for black and white televisions. The committee was reconstituted in January 1950 to create a standard for color television. In March 1953 the Nation Television System Committee approved the NTSC color television standard. The NTSC is the standard television system in the United States and is not compatible with UK or European transmission systems called PAL (Phase Alternate Line).

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