Channel Master CM-7000 Digital TV Converter Box Review

 

The Channel Master CM-7000 Digital TV Converter Box

The Channel Master CM-7000 Digital TV Converter Box

 

 

Picture Quality: The good people over at Channel Master have set the bar high, producing the best-looking picture out of any digital TV converter box we’ve ever seen.   The CM-7000 digital TV converter box picture is so sharp and clear, it rivals DVD quality.

 

Audio Quality: Audio quality for all digital TV converter boxes is quite good, and the Channel Master CM-7000 digital TV converter box is no exception.  It produces sound equivalent to that of a DVD player.

 

Product Features: The Channel Master CM-7000 digital TV converter box sets itself apart from the pack with S-video output, a nice touch that can result in a higher picture quality (if your analog TV has an S-video input).  Of course, the Channel Master CM-7000 digital TV converter box also comes with autoscan tuning, adjustable closed captioning, and a wonderful programming guide.  The only downsides to the Channel Master CM-7000 digital TV converter, and unfortunately these keep it from getting a perfect rating from us, is that the box doesn’t include several nice features – namely auto aspect ratio, a universal remote, or analog pass-through.

 

Recommendation: We were really rooting for this box from Channel Master.  Out of all the digital converters we’ve seen, the Channel Master CM-7000 had, hands-down, the best picture quality.   But, at $80, it’s at the upper levels of digital TV converter box cost.  And at that price point, you’d expect all the bells and whistles.  We recommend it wholeheartedly, particulary if your visuals are important to you.  But it’s going to take a ding in the ratings due to the price/feature ratio…

 

Overall Rating: 8/10


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