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Zenith DTT901

Zenith DTT901
alaScore 72

485 reviews

Dec, 2014

alaTest has collected and analyzed 485 reviews of Zenith DTT901. The average rating for this product is 4.2/5, compared to an average rating of 3.7/5 for other Digital Video Recorders (DVR) for all reviews. Reviewers are impressed by the size and design. The price and image quality are also mentioned favorably. There are some mixed views about the reliability.

usability, image quality, price, design, size

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Digital Video Recorders (DVR) the Zenith DTT901 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 72/100 = Good quality.

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Amazon.com review summary for Zenith DTT901

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 398 user reviews of Zenith DTT901 from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 4.4/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.6/5 for other Digital Video Recorders (DVR) on Amazon.com. Opinions about the size and design are on the whole positive. The price and image quality also get good feedback. Comments are divided on the reliability.

usability, image quality, price, design, size

92% of the reviews on Amazon.com give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the product: Zenith DTT901 Digital TV Tuner Converter Box

Expert review by:

Zenith DTT901

 

Editors' note : The DTT901 is nearly identical to the Zenith DTT900 , except the DTT901 adds the ability to pass analog signals to a TV and has slightly better sound. Otherwise, the reviews are virtually identical.

Solid video quality and reception; easy-to-use design, especially for digital TV amateurs; good aspect ratio controls for handling wide-screen programs on standard TVs; attractive design; remote can control the TV's power; analog pass-through.

Program guide is very basic; small remote control buttons aren't ideal for seniors; audio quality could be better.

The Zenith DTT901 DTV converter box has an easy-to-use design and solid video quality, but other boxes have more features or are easier for seniors.

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"Best DTV converter; only works for about a year..."

 

Besides everything listed above, the cost of these units started around $80 a year or so ago and has increased to about $180. I still believe that this is the best unit out there, but has gotten steep in cost. Sure wish they'd last longer.

Great picture, good sound. Easy to add channels either by auto-scan or manual methods. The on-screen menus and channel guide is superior to most (taken for granted until I tried an Apexi).

Works well for about 1-1.5 years. Both of my Zenith DTT901's have failed within 2.5 months of eachother. It starts with freezing-up, turning itself off, and memory address errors (looks like Windows blue-screens) requiring unplugging.

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Don't buy this if you want to watch football.

 

Our box has closed captioned interference from other dtv converter boxes in the neighborhood. Most of the time this does not bother me, but right now I can't watch the home football game. All of the other channels work fine. Just the station that I...

Good picture. Good sound

Interference from other DTV sets

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"Don't buy this if you want to watch football."

 

Our box has closed captioned interference from other dtv converter boxes in the neighborhood. Most of the time this does not bother me, but right now I can't watch the home football game. All of the other channels work fine. Just the station that I...

Good picture. Good sound.

Interference from other DTV sets.

Consumer review by:

Zenith DTT901

 

Our box has closed captioned interference from other dtv converter boxes in the neighborhood. Most of the time this does not bother me, but right now I can't watch the home football game. All of the other channels work fine. Just the station that I...

Good picture. Good sound

Interference from other DTV sets

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I don't see a down side

 

I haven't had a single problem with both of my boxes. I get ALL the channels in my area and a couple from outside my area. The picture on both boxes is outstanding, better than my dish receiver. The sound is VERY good through my home theater sound...

I have been using two of these for about six months and both are rock solid, great picture and the sound is great through my receiver. I don't know what other people are hearing. maybe theirs is defective. It came with the cables needed to set it up

I could have been less expensive, but I guess you get what you pay for... It doesn't work with my RCA Universal Remote.. but I guess that's RCA's fault

Consumer review by:

"I don't see a down side"

 

I haven't had a single problem with both of my boxes. I get ALL the channels in my area and a couple from outside my area. The picture on both boxes is outstanding, better than my dish receiver. The sound is VERY good through my home theater sound...

I have been using two of these for about six months and both are rock solid, great picture and the sound is great through my receiver. I don't know what other people are hearing. maybe theirs is defective. It came with the cables needed to set it up.

I could have been less expensive, but I guess you get what you pay for... It doesn't work with my RCA Universal Remote.. but I guess that's RCA's fault...

Consumer review by:

"Fairly easy to use and good picture."

 

Zenith (aka LG) should provide a complete manual on-line!

Good picture, varied zoom control and closed captioning options.

Very hard to read the remote's buttons. All the labels should be in WHITE!

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Fairly easy to use and good picture.

 

Zenith (aka LG) should provide a complete manual on-line!

Good picture, varied zoom control and closed captioning options

Very hard to read the remote's buttons. All the labels should be in WHITE ; Those which are are easy to see ; All manual is clear, but minimal, and I haven't found a more detailed one on line yet ; TV/Power button worked, but is now inoperative

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"I guess "we don't need no stinking support""

 

Put the documentation in your bank Safety Deposit box because lose it and YOU'RE SCREWED.

Works fine, Installed simply

Per the "support" page linked to from it's LG / Zenith product web page, The DTT901 converter boxes we owners THINK we own don't actually exist! It's absent any and all references to any DTV converter.

Product Specifications

PRODUCT FEATURES: Clear digital picture On screen program information More programs Easy remote control Simple connection to TV Parental control Advanced closed captioning Analog pass-through Energy efficient

Cassette System

Type: None

CD Recorder

Device Type: None

CD System

Device Type: None

Combined Device

Type:Digital TV tuner

Digital Player (Recorder)

Device Type: None

Digital TV Tuner

Digital TV Tuner Type:ATSC DTV
Tuner Qty:1

Dimensions & Weight

Depth:1.8in
Height:6.4in
Weight:1.7lbs
Width:8.5in

DVD

Type: None

Header

Manufacturer:LG Electronics
Model:DTT901
Packaged Quantity:1
Product Line:Zenith

MD System

Type: None

Radio

Device Type: None

Television

Television Type: None

VCR

Device Type: None

VCR 2nd

Device Type: None
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