Battery Powered DTV Converter Box Might Save Your Butt

Battery Powered DTV Converter Box Might Save Your Butt

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Taryn Williford
Oct 2, 2008

If there's anything this year has taught us, it's to be prepared for anything. From market meltdowns to natural disasters, it never hurts to have a plan, a solar flashlight, a solar cell phone charger (that you DIY'd!), and a portable TV ready. And for those of you who are ignoring the February switch from analog to digital broadcast because you've got some other service already, make sure you don't wait until disaster strikes to realize you need a battery-powered digital converter. We weren;t sure that any battery-powered models would be on the market, but thankfully, Winegard has figured it out.

The Winegard RCDT09A can work off standard power like any other DTV box, but you also have the option of purchasing a separate battery pack and running it off six D-batteries. It retails for about $69.

Read CNET's review here.

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