13 Best Recording Signal Converters

List Updated May 2020

Bestselling Recording Signal Converters in 2020


Leelbox Digital Converter Box for Analog TV 1080P ATSC Converters with Recording, Pause Live TV, Multimedia Playback HDTV Set Top Box

Leelbox Digital Converter Box for Analog TV 1080P ATSC Converters with Recording, Pause Live TV, Multimedia Playback HDTV Set Top Box
BESTSELLER NO. 1 in 2020
  • Free Local TV Channel: Leelbox ATSC digital TV converter box receives over-the-air ATSC digital TV broadcast to your analog TV.
  • Full HD: The 1080p output resolution allows you to watch and record free to air television in full HD quality.
  • Multimedia Playback: You can select view Photos, play MP3 music files and view movie files, and recorded TV program from your USB storage device.
  • TV Recording Function: The PVR allows you to record TV programs in USB hard drive and playback on your TV or Computer. (USB flash drive is not recommended for recording function)
  • This converter box is for receiving the Over-The-Air signal but not a replacement of cable box. It needs to connect to External Antenna to receive signal.

AutoWT Digital Optical Coaxial Toslink Signal to Analog Audio Converter Adapter RCA L/R output with Optical Toslink Cable Standard RCA + USB Power Cable

AutoWT Digital Optical Coaxial Toslink Signal to Analog Audio Converter Adapter RCA L/R output with Optical Toslink Cable Standard RCA + USB Power Cable
BESTSELLER NO. 2 in 2020
  • Converts coaxial or optical digital audio input to analog stereo output over RCA
  • Provides electromagnetic-noise-free transmission
  • Easy to install and simple to operate
  • Supports sampling rate at 32, 44.1, 48 and 96 KHz, up to 24-bit resolution
  • Converts coaxial or toslink digital audio signals to analog L/R audio and connects to an external device such as an amplifier via standard RCA jacks

ViewTV AT-163 ATSC Digital TV Converter Box and Media Player

ViewTV AT-163 ATSC Digital TV Converter Box and Media Player
BESTSELLER NO. 3 in 2020
  • Function: Convert your Digital Broadcast to your Analog TV and Analog Pass Through (Antenna Required)
  • Output: HDMI 1080P Output / YPbPr output / Coaxial Output / RF Out (QAM NOT supported)
  • USB Multimedia Player: Plays Divx, AVI, MKV, MPEG-2, MPEG-4, H.264/AVC, VOB, MOV, FLV, and VC-1
  • Features: Auto Tuning, Program guide, Recording PVR, Closed Caption, Favorite Channel List and Parental Control Function
  • In the Box: Viewtv AT-163 , new Upgraded Remote, 1 HDMI Cable, 1 Composite cable (Antenna & Antenna Signal Meter NOT included)

USB Microphone Cable, NewBEP 3 Pin USB Male to XLR Female Mic Link Converter Cable Studio Audio Cable Connector Cords Adapter for Microphones or Recording Karaoke Sing,3M(USB Microphone Cable)

USB Microphone Cable, NewBEP 3 Pin USB Male to XLR Female Mic Link Converter Cable Studio Audio Cable Connector Cords Adapter for Microphones or Recording Karaoke Sing,3M(USB Microphone Cable)
BESTSELLER NO. 4 in 2020
  • Need Independent Sound Card to support Condenser mics! This USB2.0 microphone link cable enables you recording high quality digital music. this cable can be as practical as plugging in and recording using a microphone, guitar,or any other instrument or device that has a male XLR output
  • Support plug and play, can be used to all computers. Compatible with Mac OS X, Windows 98SE/2000/XP/Vista/Windows7.Windows 8, also can compatible with PS2/PS3/WII/XBOX
  • Embedded A/D convert with audio singnal boost Power supply via USB interface, LED indicator designed, High quality and professional shielded cable, Cannon XLR- Female plug 16bit 48/44.1 kHz digital sound input
  • High quality sound, for recording music, karaoke, and home audio recording. Cable has a very robust and thick coating on it, ensuring its durability
  • Package content: 1 * [ XLR Female 3 Meter (9ft.) USB Microphone Mic Link Cable ]

Nobsound Mini USB to SPDIF (Coaxial/Optical) Digital Audio Signal Converter; Optical to USB Converter ADC Digital Recording; PCM/Dolby; AC3/DTS; 24bit/192kHz; Plug-and-Play (Black)

Nobsound Mini USB to SPDIF (Coaxial/Optical) Digital Audio Signal Converter; Optical to USB Converter ADC Digital Recording; PCM/Dolby; AC3/DTS; 24bit/192kHz; Plug-and-Play (Black)
BESTSELLER NO. 5 in 2020
  • Convert digital audio signal of computers / phones (USB) to SPDIF (optical & coaxial) and then to DAC
  • New version support converting optical to USB (ADC) for digital recording of computers
  • Input: USB & Optical; Output: Coaxial & Optical & USB
  • Support Windows, Mac OS and iOS; Support DTS & AC3; Support PCM / Dolby
  • Plug-and-Play; No driver needed; Super mini size; 24bit / 192kHz

Koramzi CB-110 Digital TV Converter Full HD,USB, Time Shift Function, Dolby, USB Recording with Remote Control (Black)

Koramzi CB-110 Digital TV Converter Full HD,USB, Time Shift Function, Dolby, USB Recording with Remote Control (Black)
BESTSELLER NO. 6 in 2020
  • Converts over the air digital TV signals to analog TV signal for use on standard TVs
  • Supports full HD 1080p Output display resolution 480p/720p/1080i/1080p
  • Built-in USB input for recording option, Receives free over the air digital broadcast signal Full digital
  • Aspect ratio: 4:3 & 16:9 Lock function Auto and manual scan finds all digital broadcasts AV, HD out, RCA outputs Accessories included: Remote control (batteries included) & AV cables, manual Output analog channel 3 or 4

Wensltd Adapter Converter 1080P HDMI Port Male to 2 Female 1 In 2 Out Splitter Cable (Gray)

Wensltd Adapter Converter 1080P HDMI Port Male to 2 Female 1 In 2 Out Splitter Cable (Gray)
BESTSELLER NO. 7 in 2020

ViewTV 25 Mile Mini Flat HD Digital Indoor TV Antenna - 25 Miles Range - Black

ViewTV 25 Mile Mini Flat HD Digital Indoor TV Antenna - 25 Miles Range - Black
BESTSELLER NO. 8 in 2020

HDE USB to XLR Microphone Instrument Karaoke Cable 3 Pin XLR Female to USB 2.0 Male MIC Link Adapter (1 Pack, 10ft/3m)

HDE USB to XLR Microphone Instrument Karaoke Cable 3 Pin XLR Female to USB 2.0 Male MIC Link Adapter (1 Pack, 10ft/3m)
BESTSELLER NO. 9 in 2020
  • Great for recording high quality digital music, karaoke, and home audio recording
  • Plug and Play XLR female to USB adapter cable
  • Embedded A/D converter with audio signal boost
  • Compatible with Windows 98SE/2000/XP/Vista/7/8/10 and Mac OSX | Cable supports USB 2.0 and 1.1 standards
  • Package Includes: 1x XLR Female to USB Cable

Viewtv AT-163 ATSC Digital TV Converter Box Bundle with ViewTV Flat HD Digital Indoor TV Antenna and ViewTV HDMI Cable w/Recording PVR Function/HDMI Out/Coaxial Out/Composite Out/USB Input

Viewtv AT-163 ATSC Digital TV Converter Box Bundle with ViewTV Flat HD Digital Indoor TV Antenna and ViewTV HDMI Cable w/Recording PVR Function/HDMI Out/Coaxial Out/Composite Out/USB Input
BESTSELLER NO. 10 in 2020
  • Function: Convert your Digital Broadcast to your Analog TV and Analog Pass Through with Antenna
  • Output: HDMI 1080P Output / YPbPr output / Coaxial Output / RF Out (QAM NOT officially supported)
  • Features: Auto Tuning, Program guide, Recording PVR, Closed Caption, Favorite Channel List and Parental Control Function
  • In the Box: ViewTV AT-163 , ViewTV Antenna (25 Mile Range), ViewTV HDMI Cable w/ right angle adapter, ( COLOR OF CABLE MAY VARY)new Upgraded Remote, 1 Composite cable (Signal Meter NOT included)
  • USB Multimedia Player: Plays Divx, AVI, MKV, MPEG-2, MPEG-4, H.264/AVC, VOB, MOV, FLV, and VC-1

VS1053 MP3 Module Development Board (On-board voice recording)

VS1053 MP3 Module Development Board (On-board voice recording)
BESTSELLER NO. 11 in 2020
  • The power indicator light
  • 1 line-in input interface
  • 1 microphone, used for recording
  • SPI interface, control signal lines are leads
  • VS1053 is the most powerful chip of VLSI Company VS10xx series can play all kinds of music formats, also support OGG real-time encoding recording.

Sound Magic Serenade DSD/DXD/Hi-Res Music Production Workstation

Sound Magic Serenade DSD/DXD/Hi-Res Music Production Workstation
BESTSELLER NO. 12 in 2020
  • Editing, Recording (need additional record module)Mixing and Mastering in DSD, DXD and PCM at 384 KHz
  • Reference Grade USB2.0 Audio interface features 123 dB in Dynamic Range and -106 dB for THD+N
  • High Quality Bi-directional DSD&PCM Converter which has a -138 dB THD+N enable users to convert their PCM source into DSD format nearly lossless.
  • Process Audio Signal at 32 Bit/352.8KHz or 32 Bit/384 KHz
  • Support VST plugins on both PC and MAC

Wii TO HDMI Converter, RedHoney Low Latency 480p Wii2HDMI with 3.5mm Audio Video Output Automatic Upscaler Adapter Support NTSC 480I PAL 576I All Wii Display Modes (white)

Wii TO HDMI Converter, RedHoney Low Latency 480p Wii2HDMI with 3.5mm Audio Video Output Automatic Upscaler Adapter Support NTSC 480I PAL 576I All Wii Display Modes (white)
BESTSELLER NO. 13 in 2020

Converting Older Analog Televisions to Digital TV Not as Easy as Promised

I own not one but two Magnavox DTV Digital to Analog Converter boxes which I will probably be stuck with since Magnavox won't stand behind their product.

Digital Converter Box Setup - "It's Easy!"

The PSAs made it all look so easy. I would buy my converter box, hook it up, and the world of digital TV would open to me - sharper images, more channels and options because the converter boxes were said to work with old television sets as well as new ones. This was a good thing as I own a 1986 Quasar color TV.

I ordered my two coupons from www.dtv2020.gov which promised in bold letters "It's easy!" Then after numerous trips where the boxes were sold out, I finally purchased my Magnavox TB1110MW9 DTV Digital to Analog Converter box at Wal-Mart in February. I told the clerk I had a 1986 Quasar television, and he assured me the Magavox converter box was designed for my TV and I would have no problems hooking it up. "It's easy!"

Digital Converter Box Setup Not so Easy

I took my Magnavox DTV Digital to Analog Converter box home, read the instructions, and hooked the box up to my TV and antenna and immediately had problems. I brought up the Wizard setup menu, but it was in black and white with hissing static. I tried to scan for channels, and none appeared. I called Wal-Mart and spoke to a manager who said I could return the box, but I would not get my $40 coupon back to apply towards a new box. He suggested I call Magnavox.

I called Magavox and spoke to a young man who ran me through the installation steps, assuring me I had the digital converter box plugged in correctly. He said digital stations were not up to full power yet, and that when all the stations went digital, the power would be increased and I would have no problems. "It's easy!"

Antenna Blamed for Digital Converter Box Problems

In mid May a PSA about the upcoming conversion aired a few times indicating most channels were already up to full power. However, my box still didn't work. I called Magnavox again, jumped through setup and programming hoops and was eventually told the problem was my antenna. The Magnavox employee referred me to www.antennaweb.org and said I would find out what kind of antenna to buy there. However, antennaweb.org does not provide that information.

Digital Converter Box Problems - Bad Box or Bad Antenna?

I called the FCC number the Magnavox rep provided which only gave info on how to order coupons. I was referred to my local TV stations for technical issues. I called my local stations and after multiple conversations with two stations, I was told it could be a bad box or my antenna. I went to three stores to check out antennas, and after describing the pixilated black and white picture and hissing sound, I was told at each store the problem sounded like an issue with my converter box, not an antenna issue. I talked to another woman at Magnavox who ran me through all the setup steps multiple times and then agreed it could be a bad box or a bad antenna. She suggested I try a new converter box to see if my first box was from a bad batch.

New Digital Converter Box - Old Problems

I bought a new Magnavox TB1110MW9 DTV Digital to Analog Converter box from Wal-Mart and experienced the same problems. I called Magnavox again the night before the digital changeover for the 5th time since February, and was finally informed the converter boxes may not work on my television. Magnavox won't take the converter boxes back unless they are broken. It does not matter to Magnavox that I have spoken to them multiple times since February, jumped through multiple hoops, and was assured each time the boxes would work with my TV. The supervisor I spoke with said it wasn't their fault the Magnavox boxes were not compatible with my TV.

An Adapter/Splitter for the Converter Box

I called the FCC hotline (1-888-CALL-FCC) and explained the situation. After describing in great detail the UHV/UVS coax cable hook up on the back of my television set, the FCC expert told me I needed to purchase an adapter, also called a splitter. I went to Radio Shack and then to Electronics Express for the adapter, and both stores laughed when I described the back of my TV. They showed me the device, which is exactly what I have built in on the back of my TV and which I had described accurately to the FCC hotline expert.

Forecast at My House - Snow on TV

I will be one of the many people who gets snow after the digital conversion, and I apparently have no recourse. Magnavox will not take the boxes back. I no longer have the outer box for the converter box I purchased in February, so Wal-Mart won't take that one back, I cannot get any more coupons to try a different brand of converter box, and I sure can't afford a new digital television, cable, an outdoor antenna or any of the other expensive solutions which might fix my problem.

The conversion will work for many, but what about those of us on fixed incomes, with older televisions, who purchased our converter boxes in good faith that we would have a clear digital image when the conversion took place? After all, everyone from the FCC to Wal-Mart to Magnavox to the dtv2020.gov site assured me, "It's easy!"

Digital Transition Resources

If you are having problems getting your converter box hooked up, here are a few resources that MAY help:

For questions about the Converter Box Coupon Program contact:

TV Converter Box Coupon Program
PO Box 2000
Portland, OR 97208-2000
1-888-388-2020

More basic DTV information:
www.dtvanswers.com

For questions about antennas:
www.antennaweb.org

The Magnavox "help" line is: 1-800-605-8610

For technical questions or concerns regarding the digital transition, you can contact the FCC at , your local electronics retailer or broadcast network.
The FCC hotline is 1-888-CALL-FCC.

I personally received no help with my digital converter box from any of these resources.

To read more of my experiences trying to make the switch from analog to digital, go to Analog to Digital Conversion: Approximately 2.8 Million Americans Now Without Television

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