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TR-40 Digital-to-Analog Converter Box

Great features to enhance your viewing experience:

  • Easy to connect
  • Analog pass-through
  • On-Screen program guide
  • Eligible for $40 off with government coupon
  • Comparable in size to a paperback novel

The TR-40 digital-to-analog converter box by DISH Network - This item has been discontinued.

The TR-40 is a digital-to-analog converter box that will get your analog TV ready for the Digital Transition. With the TR-40, you will be able to continue watching digital TV broadcasts with your analog TV.

And the best part is that the TR-40 is priced at $40 and is coupon-eligible.

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Learn more about Digital Converter Boxes

Echostar TR-40 DTV Converter Box Echostar’s TR40 Digital-To-Analog TV converter box is on the cutting edge of a new generation of digital TV converter boxes. Utilizing a powerful ATSC digital tuner, users can enjoy the clarity and fidelity of crisp digital picture and sound on their analog TVs, while still allowing Analog TV signal pass-through. This effectively makes the TR 40 one of the most versatile DTV converter boxes available today. The Echostar TR 40 also offers a wealth of power features that surpasses the competition, such as a 7 day Electronic Program Guide (EPG) and an Auto-Tune timer, perfect for VCR recording of your favorite shows.

The TR-40′s DTV architecture is housed in an elegant and aesthetically pleasing wave box case, making it a complimentary addition to your entertainment center.

Echostar TR-50 DTV Converter Box/DVR

The EchoStar TR-50 DTV Converter Box/HD DVR is one of most highly anticipated new electronic products of 2008. A bold combination of premium digital-to-analog converter box features and HD DVR features make the TR-50 the ultimate choice for digital TV viewing and TiVo like recording, without fees! At the recent 2008 International Consumer Electronics Show, the EchoStar TR-50 won a Best of CES Award for the Home Video Category. As proclaimed by CES, the TR-50 is an HD DVR for the antenna crowd, a first in its category.

If the TR-50 lives up to its promise, it may end up being a TiVo killer. Many TV aficionados are hedging their bets on the TR50, particularly because EchoStar, also known as DISH Network, already has award winning DVR technology up its sleeve. DISH Network’s VIP622 HD DVR was proclaimed as “better than TiVo.” by CNET’s most demanding tech experts.

Rumor has it, the award winning HD DVR technology from DISH’s DVR line has transitioned its way into the TR-50. What is the Digital Television Transition?

On February 17, 2009 at midnight, all television stations in the United States stoped broadcasting in analog and switch to 100% digital broadcasting. Digital broadcasts offer superior picture and sound quality and will take full advantage of HDTV resolution.

What converter box should I get?

Currently there are models available from RCA (DTA 800A), Zenith (DTT900) & Magnavox (TB100MW9). However they are basic entry level models with minimal features and some require an out of pocket cost to cover the full purchase price. It is useful to note that more advanced models are set to arrive in summer 2008. One of the most highly anticipated models is the entry level EchoStar TR-40 or Sling Media TR-40. It is set at a price of $39.99, making it virtually free with the government $40 DTV coupon. The TR 40 has a built in 7 day EPG or Electronic Program Guide with Auto-Tune VCR timers. This powerful feature will give users the power of TV guide like features in their TV and the ability to record TV to their VCR via timer. For DVR features, a.k.a. free TiVo features check out the TR 50 below.

What is the EchoStar TR50?

Essentially the EchoStar TR-50 is the same as the TR40, except that it has a built-in hard drive for digital video recording. It also includes advanced DVR features that allow you to record in both standard definition (SD) and high definition (HD). The TR50 is built off the same award winning technology as DISH Network’s EchoStar VIP receivers. Imagine a unit that is both DTV converters for your analog TV and a TiVo at the same time.

Echostar DTV Converter/Receiver Box Feature Comparisons

Note: DISH Network’s EchoStar VIP series receivers require DISH Network Service.

Features: TR-40 TR-50 VIP211 VIP622 VIP722
Smart Antenna X X X X X
Closed Captions yes yes yes yes yes
DVR Recorder X yes X yes yes
Record in SD X yes X yes yes
Record in HD X yes X yes yes
Live TV Show Pause X yes X yes yes
Record 2 shows at the
same time
X yes X yes yes
EPG yes(7days) yes yes yes yes
NTSC Tuner X X X X X
ATSC Tuner yes yes yes yes yes
Analog OTA signal passthrough yes yes yes yes yes
Parental Controls yes yes X yes yes
Auto Tune Timer yes yes X X X
HDMI X yes yes yes yes
Component X yes yes yes yes
Optical Digital Out X yes yes yes yes
RCA Audio/Video Outputs yes yes yes yes yes
S-Video X X yes yes yes
Ethernet Port X yes yes yes yes
USB 2.0 Port X yes yes yes(2) yes
Telephone Jack X yes yes yes yes
IR Remote Control yes yes yes yes yes
Universal Remote X yes yes yes yes
Network Shareable DVR X X X yes yes
AV for TV2 X X X X yes
Radio Frequency Remote
(200 foot effective)
X X X X yes

Echostar TR-40 DTV Converter Box Specs

Features: Up to Date Speculation:
Smart Antenna X
Closed Captions yes
CECB Certified yes
Recorder X
EPG yes, up to 7days EPG stored
NTSC Tuner X
ATSC Tuner yes
Analog OTA signal passthrough yes
Parental Controls speculated yes
Auto Tune Timer yes
Power Save Mode yes
Analog OTA signal passthrough yes
A/V Connections RCA audio/video output
IR Remote Control yes
Remote Controls TV speculated yes

Echostar TR-50 DTV Converter Box/DVR

Features: Up to Date Speculation:
Smart Antenna X
Closed Captions yes
CECB Certified yes
Recorder yes
Record in SD yes
Record in HD yes
Live TV Show Pause yes
Record 2 shows at the same time yes
Display HD and SD output at same time yes
EPG yes, up to 7days EPG stored
NTSC Tuner X
ATSC Tuner yes
Analog OTA signal passthrough yes
Parental Controls yes
Auto Tune Timer yes
Power Save Mode yes
HDMI RCA audio/video output
Component yes
Optical Digital Out yes
RCA Audio/Video Outputs yes
Ethernet Port yes
USB 2.0 Port rumored yes
Telephone jack speculated no
IR Remote Control yes
Remote Control can operate other components yes