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Does the insignia ns-p42q-10a need a converter box or just an antenna?

I would like to know if I will be able to pick up channels with just an antenna on this model or do I need a converter box and antenna ?

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Just find out, whether your TV is compactable for Digital and Analogue signals reception. You can find this information at its user manual [specifications page], usually come at the last page. If it is not compactable for both analogue and digital, you must have to buy one [D/A] {digital to Analogue} converter.

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SOURCE: I have Insignia ns-p42q-10a tv, there is a loud

check other inputs AVI, HDMI,,

do you here the hum on all inputs?

The hum maybe from a bad ground loop,, unplug all pluged in inputs, [dvd,games,radio,ect] <--check for hum.

If the hum is gone, plug inputs back in one at a time and test,,

When you find the source of the hum, go get a ground loop isolator to fix.

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SOURCE: I own an Insignia flat

The digital to analog converters did not exist when the TV was built and the remote programmed. Thus you will have more luck programming the converter box's remote to control the TV. (At least with my converter box, the included remote could only turn on and off the TV. It would only change channels on the converter.)

Most universal remotes only have codes for devices released 6 months or more before the TV was programmed. So a new universal remote will probably control both the TV and the converter box. (Program the converter box using a code for LG or Zenith set top boxes if Insignia isn't listed. LG makes Insignia video products for Best Buy.) The remotes that are programmable by a USB connection to a computer are the fastest to set up.

A replacement remote for your TV is available here: http://www.mcmelectronics.com/partfinder.aspx?brand=&mdl=NS-LCD27&mode=part . An exact replacement remote for the converter box can be purchased at: http://www.remotes.com/remotes/servlet/rs?a=gmi&uuid=13055197980390&smodel=NSDXA1&brand_pn=INSIGNIA_NSDXA1 . The manual for the converter box (as a PDF) is here: http://cbsdallas.files.wordpress.com/2011/01/insignia-ns-dxa1-manual.pdf .

I hope this helps.

Cindy Wells

Posted on May 16, 2011

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