I just bought DTV converter Box for my 27" Zenith system 3, perhaps made in 1980s. No Signal, I've even manually entered the Channels but still no signal. Converter Box is Magnavox TB100MG9.
So I purchased two brand new Anternas, still no signal. When I test the signal with the Converter Box it show no signal, none. But when I connect just the Anternna direct to the TV, at least I am able to watch the TV though it snowy.
My question is... is this TV so very old for DTV Converter Box?
I have the same problem.... On the back of the tv, there are three coax
spots. One is for Cable, one is antenna decoder, and another is a loop.
I have had zero luck getting any of those to receive the signal.
Instead i have ran my digital signal to a vcr, then ran rca cables from
it to my tv. I then put my tv in vcr mode, or aux depending on where
you hooked it up. You can watch tv through your vcr this way.
Make sure the TV is set to channel 3 if that is what the output channel is set to on your converter box. You can also test the TV by hooking up a good VCR to the TV and play back a good tape on the channel that VCR is set to output on. Now the important thing to remember if the setup is correct is that with Digital signals, you either have it or you don't. If the digital signal is too weak, it will show up as "no signal" and you may have to invest in a good outdoor antenna, rotor and good antenna amplifer to get a viewable picture, especially if the station you are trying to receive is over 50 miles away. Hope this helps, your TV is probably not at fault. Bill
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Sorry no.All CRT(tube tvs) are analog tv.It all digital now,must have Digitial converter box and a roof or digital antena to get the analog tv to get the free DTV digital signal.Or u must cable tv.Only LCD tvs have the digital tuner insidide to pick up the free DTV digital signal without the converter box.
U have paid cable, u don't need the converter box.Not even the analog tv require the coverter box, if u have paid cable or satalite tv or telicom signal.All ur tvs is hook up to the Comcast Cable correct?That all u need not, require the converter box.
it meens the tv set is in dtv and the dtv conection is not set up.
hd tv is a red blue a green cable.
and the antena conection needs to come from a converter box if signal is coming from antena if from sat or cable you should have a hd box that feeds your set.
hope this helps.
Radio Shack, Wal-Mart, etc. all carry a selection of antennas that will work with your converter box. Depending on the strength of DTV signals in your area, you may need an amplified antenna (has a built-in booster) to get good reception. Analog broadcasts were watchable with a weak signal (the picture would just be fuzzy), but the digital system needs a good strong signal. The sales people may be able to suggest an antenna based on what other customers have purchased and their reports of how well they do. Outdoor antennas are also available if needed.
6 year old tv probably not digital ready. The converter box will work if tv is on channel 3 and you use a UHF antenna. Most converter box connections have 75 ohm connectors, your tv may have the round connector to accept the input signal. If you have screw on terminals on the tv you will have to go to Home Depot or Lowes and get a matching transformer to go between the tv and the converter box. UHF antenna can be made out of a coat hanger. Just make a circle clean the paint off ends and attach. Or just buy a digital booster antenna at WalMart.