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Recentlygot a DTA800B1 converter it was my understanding that they would work with any type of tv antenna??? cannot receive a signal and the old anaalog works perfect

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It probably is working most of the new digital and HD over the air is broadcast in UHF band which is shorter range. Some people in my area cannot get a lot of digital staions whaic are the same stations in analog after installing their new convertor box. I suggest if you can get cable or satilite even a new set which a built in digital tuner may not receive anything over the air in certain areas Hate to tell you that but it is true

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