Starting from February 17 next year, the analog to digital transition will take place. That means if you still want to watch free over-the-air TV, you have to get a DTV converter box, such as the Apex DT250.
The Apex DT250 DTV converter offers smart antenna port, EPG, analog pass-through and S-Video output. It handles aspect ratio decently.
CNET Reviews has reviewed the device and comments:
The good: Very good image quality; S-Video output; Smart Antenna port; analog pass-through.
The bad: Pulls in fewer stations than some other DTV boxes; mediocre remote; limited electronic program guide.
The bottom line: The Apex DT250 DTV converter box is packed with features and puts out a nice picture, but it doesn’t pull in as many stations as competing boxes.