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DTV converter Box and Zenith system 3

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?

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  • secretscry Dec 09, 2008

    I have the Same problem, but I live far away, I pick up normal signal, but the box picks up nothing (not even if the antaina is picking it up) what is the deal?

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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.

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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.
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