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Trying to install an rca ant2000 smart indoor antenna to a sony bravis 2007 to get local channels. do you have to have a converter box if you have a new tv??

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NO IF USING A ANTENNA YOU HAVE TO SWITCH THE TV FROM CABLE TO TV IN THE SET UP

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Do i need just an antenna or one of those digital converter boxes to get just local channels in Denver on this TV?


If your TV was made after 2007 it should have the digital receiver built in. If so you can just hook any antenna you wish up and receive all your local channels.

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I cannot get a signal with converter box and Philips indoor antenna


Try to manually enter the local DTV Station Channels, instead of letting the converter scan for channels. And try moving the antenna and then re-entering the DTV channel.


You should really have an external antenna that is matched to your local reception needs.


contact your local TV stations, their engineers will be more than happy to help.

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IS MY TV DIGITAL?


yes you will. either install an outside antenna or get a good amplified indoor antenna. try your old antenna first, but when your picture freezes or it says something like " weak signal " you will need that new antenna

Jan 24, 2009 | Sony KLV-S32A10 32 in. HD-Ready LCD...

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Insignia digital tv converter/indoor antenna no signal


Ok first I can save you some money. Take your "HDTV" antenna back. There is nothing different about the antennas needed receive analog and digital signals. If you got reception without your converter box, use the same antenna with your converter box.

Next let's see if there is a problem with the box. Hook up a television with the antenna. How many stations do you get? Now hook up the same television & antenna, but this time put the converter box between the antenna & the TV. Do not turn on the box. Now how many stations do you get? If the number is different, the box is not allowing the antenna signal to pass through. That is bad. You want your signal to pass through the box so you can still pick up stations that don't broadcast digitally. Some areas of the country will not be covered by digital stations from all major broadcasters when the changeover happens in Feb.

My suspicion is either you did not have the antenna hooked up to the converter box when you searched for channels OR you are in an area that is not yet broadcasting digitally.

I hope this helps you solve your problem. Thank you for using FixYa and feel free to add more questions here by using comments.

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I bought an RCA 800 converter box and it keeps saying signal is too weak, so I bought a stronger antenna. It didn't work and the manual says I need a smart antenna. I bought the RCA antenna 1500. This is...


try this:
if the antenna is the kind that takes a power adapter to power try moving it away from the converter box and try changing frequeny on antenna this problem is usually for cbs channels...

Nov 12, 2008 | RCA Televison & Video

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Insignia Digital to analog converter menu doesn't come up


When my Menu did not come up, I found it on the AUX channel (one below channel 3). I was able to go through the set up, but found only one digital channel available. Hope this helps!

Nov 10, 2008 | Televison & Video

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I BOUGHT A CONVERTER ANT2000 Smart indoor antenna were do I set my antenna we can't get it to work right we can't get much antenna strenght


One thing you could try is to get an amplifier for your antenna. There available at Radio Shack and other electronic stores. The amplifier plugs into an electrical outlet. The antenna coxial connector plugs into the input of the amplifier then you take another coax wire and run it from the converter to the output of the amplifier. Then try pointing it around to see what you get. Your antenna should be approved for digital TV use as well.

I've heard that digital tv is a little more precise to get than the analog. One source you can use to find out what direction the tv transmitters in your area are pointing at is:

http://www.fcc.gov/fcc-bin/audio/tvq.html

Type in the call letters of the station to see where the transmitters are located. This is very detailed information on this page.

Oct 27, 2008 | RCA Televison & Video

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Need a smart antenna to go with the Digital TV converter box


First, you don't need a Smart Antenna, the manual is simply stating that your converter will use one if you have it. Any standard antenna will work, so there is no need for a coupon to pay for a new one, whether indoor or outdoor depending on your location and distance from each channel transmission tower. Since you don't give details of what antenna you are using, I will assume you have rabbit ears for each converter. Rabbit ears are notorious for poor reception and any metal or persons nearby will change the reception quality. I would recommend a roof mounted external antenna with splitters for the 3 converters if you have the option. If not, use an amplified internal antenna and mount it closest to the channel towers you will watch most and as high as possible. If you can find a smart antenna, which is an amplified indoor/outdoor antenna with a control cable for changing the direction of reception, for a decent price, you can use that but keep in mind that to use the control feature you will need one for each converter. Also, check antennaweb.org for information on digital channels in your area and their direction and distance. Antennaweb.org will also tell you if any digital channel in your area uses VHF frequencies. If they don't then a UHF only antenna will work fine.

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