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My ant2000 has gone through short scan and full scan and still no channels found. 49 for converter box and 64 for smart antenna and still no damn channels. why is this? both tv and box are on ch. 3

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SOURCE: trying to install an rca

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

Posted on Oct 18, 2008

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SOURCE: i BOUGHT A CONVERTER ANT2000

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.

Posted on Oct 27, 2008

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Ok This is what I found out and hopefully found your solution..
Have you heard of Double Rescan?
The Federal Communication Comission Designed a Process called double rescan.
Double Rescanning erases and thenreprograms the channels in the converter box an digital TVs memory.
To Double Rescan, you will first need to disconnect the antenna from the converter box or antenna.
Then disconnect the converter and or digital tv power supplies from the wall. Wait a minute before plugging them back in. The antenna should still be disconnected.
With the antenna disconnected run the channel scan function on the coverter box or digital tv. When the scan completes you will have completely removed any channel data the converter box or digital tv, had in its memory.
Now it's time to rescan for real.
Do this by reconnecting the antenna to the converter box or digital tv and running the channel scan function again.
Thus the double rescan is born.
If the double rescan doesn't work, then try some tips and tricks to get your converter box up and running..I will have to look up the url again that has the tips and tricks...
If the double rescan doesn't work let me know and I will look up more options..
I really hope this works..

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u need a stronger antena , best check without the converter box and see if u get chanels , if u do hookup the antena to the converter box then to the tv and do the scan again , move the antena to diferent places

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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.

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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...

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