One DTV Converter For The Whole House

Today I saw that someone had made a Google search on the subject “One converter box for the whole house”. It caught my attention because it is a logic question that many will ask when they know they need a box.

It goes something like – If I have three or four TV sets can I have one box?

When you have several TV-sets in the house but little interest in technology you probably want to make the transition as easy as possible. Creating converter boxes is no rocketscience but to figure out consumers needs and demand and make a great box, that is a challenge. A smooth transition is in many ways the same as easy-to-use technology.
A Swedish company saw the the need from households, elderly and landlords who needed a simple solution for the TV-set. The company made a “Multibox”. It works for several TV-sets simultaneously. You connect the box to the antenna, preferably up in the attic. If you have a system of cables already installed in the house you let the box be connected to that system. Little changes, no extra remote controls, something granny appreciates.

I don’t know if this would work in the U.S. but it is really interesting thought if the U.S market do have a need for a simple solution – one box for the whole house. Another smart thing is that this box still let the analog signal run through so you can continue watching that Low Power TV station that won’t transfer to digital signals.

Check out the Multibox.

/Anders Bjers

P.S. Another smart thing, with a Multibox, the VCR continues to work “as usual”… D.S.

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9 Responses to One DTV Converter For The Whole House

  1. Mary says:

    Hi anders,

    Can you tell me more about these “multiboxes” and who manufactures them?
    MH

  2. Jason says:

    That would be the best thing to have is a converter that will feed all tv’s in your home. I think it would be a great idea and I would def get it for my lake house.

  3. Bjers says:

    Hi

    I will soon write a post with more information about the converterbox for the whole house.

    kind regards / Anders

  4. Stan says:

    one box for the whole house. Another smart thing is that this box will save electricity!how green are the cable companys? to make you rent more power eating boxes for every tv in the house ! plus save that old tv that will work just fine using less energy then the new ones do.

  5. Bjers says:

    Hi everyone,

    It´s great that so many have responded to the post about the whole house DTV converter. I have e-mailed the company recently to have their comments. So I am awaiting their answers. As soon as I get more information I wil pass it on to you.
    Best / Anders

  6. multibox great concept ; query why companies did not consider r & d for multibox; however please keep us ionformed re Swedish company. thank you for ijnfo.

  7. James says:

    This is such a great idea and it doesn’t surprise me that the US hasn’t caught on to something so logical.

  8. James says:

    This is such a great idea and it doesn’t surprise me that the US hasn’t caught on to it. It’s unfortunate that the Multibox ouputs PAL instead of the North American NTSC/ATSC.

  9. jasonfritz says:

    Great post! Have not seen this before.

    Here are good resources for anyone converting to DTV…

    Government
    http://www.dtv2009.gov
    http://www.dtv.gov

    NAB (National Association of Broadcasters)
    http://www.dtvanswers.com

    Consumer DTV Sites
    http://www.dtvfacts.com
    http://www.dtvusaforum.com
    http://www.tvconversionhelp.com

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