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Receive one channel with Coverter Box

I am receiving 6 channels with perfect reception using an older television and roof antenna. When I hook up my converter box I can only pick up one channel. Can you help me? Do I need to buy a digital antenna or maybe a different converter box.

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Make sure those 6 channels are also being broadcast in Digital format also, otherwise your converter box won't have a digital signal to convert for your TV. The switchover date is early next year I believe.

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