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The DTVPal was a line of digital-to-analog converter boxes designed by Echostar Corporation, sister company to Dish Network Corporation. The boxes were marketed starting in 2008.[1]

The units debuted to both love and criticism from purchasers, primarily related to reliability, warranty, and service issues.[2] All models in the line were discontinued. One model, the DTVPal DVR, had unique features in this class of product: the ability to pause live TV and time-shift broadcast TV digitally. This model returned to production in 2010 as the Channel Master model Channel Master CM 7000PAL.


  1. ^ Willcox, James K. "$40 DTV converter box from Dish is finally available". ‘’’’. Consumers Union of U.S., Inc. August 21, 2008.
  2. ^ The Editors "Issues with Dish's DTVPal DTV converters?". ‘’’’. Consumers Union of U.S., Inc. August 29, 2008.

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