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Dtv converter box

Can i get a signal for my box or do i have to wait until feb

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  • goodwinp3 Jan 23, 2009

    on my tv screen it says weak signal what do i do?

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You can plug your converter in and use it now. I still have a few related problems and questions about the impact the converter box has on my TV and other devices (DVD, VCR, etc.) but it does work and the picture is very good!

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I had the same problem and found this answer that worked for me. Hope this does the trick for you.

Simple stated, your VCR must be set to channel 3 also. Check it out.

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  1. You must have the VCR tuned to record on channel 3.
  2. You must have the VCR connected to output signal of the DTV converter box. In other words, the converter box must be connected between the antenna and the VCR. So, the likely configuration you would use with a coaxial cable is antenna to DTV converter to VCR to TV.
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wouldn't a set top box work attatched to the unit, the spec says it will ?

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