I have an old analog TV that we have been using for about 8 years. It's an early LCD. Our country (Japan) switched over to digital a couple of years ago, but we never gave it any thought, because we have cable TV and everything comes through the set-top box of that.
We're getting a new TV, and my brother-in-law, who has very little money and lives a VERY frugal life (e.g. no TV) would love to have it. However, since it's analog, it's effectively lacking a tuner, right?
If he bought a cheap DVD player or even VCR could he put the antenna cable through that and effectively use that as a tuner? The TV has composite inputs and a D-terminal input (standard in Japan).
Or do we need a DVD recorder, as I can imagine a player not having a tuner in it?
Or are there digital-to-analog signal converters that are worth bothering with?
I know these kinds of questions will be strange for many people, who would just throw the old TV away and get a new one, but his lifestyle is very unusual, and none of us like to waste if we can avoid it.
Thanks for any advice!
I figure I could take a bear.