Hooking actual live coaxial from Cable Co. to Insignia Converter Box ...
Interesting question here.
Elderly relatives of mine moved to a house where the Cable was never turned off from the previous homeowner.
They cannot get TV Guide Channel now for example though, as it apparently went digital.
Would hooking Cable up to an Insignia Converter box work at all? … … … Also, I’ve read that "digital" processes allows Cable Companies to have two-way data transfer now, allowing customer info to come back via their Cable box connection. … …
Would hooking up an Insignia Converter box to a live Cable connection make it visible to the Cable Company? Or would this two-way data transfer be limited to only the Cable Companies own converter box setup?
Re: Hooking actual live coaxial from Cable Co. to...
Based on the specs that I have read I am going to say you cannot hook up cable to the converter. Best thing to do would be to call cable company that provides service there and see if it was turned off on the billing side they probably just didn't come out and disconnect from the pole. That might give you service but missing some features such as tv guide channel. Now some tv's have tv guide built into them and maybe in the move that feature on the tv was turned off it they were using it that way before. Here is what the specs say about that converter:
Use this digital-to-analog converter to convert digital TV broadcast signals to analog signals on analog TVs with antenna-based reception.
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Here is my setup.
1) Separate DVD player
2) Separate VCR
3) Digital to Analog Converter box
4) Analog TV
5) Rabbit ears (UHF/VHF) antenna
The antenna goes into the converter box.
The RF-output of the converter goes into the RF-Input of the VCR
The DVD output goes into the front input jacks of the VCR
The VCR RF-output goes into the TV RF-Input
The VCR Line output goes into the front of the TV
To watch DVDs, we turn on the DVD player, turn on the VCR, and set the VCR channel to L2, and tune the TV to channel 3. The converter is off.
To auto record on the VCR, the converter must be tuned to the station being recorded. The converted must be turned on, the TV can be off.
To watch VCR tapes, turn the TV and VCR on. The TV is set to channel 3. Just press play on the VCR.
To Watch TV. Turn the TV and converter on. The TV is set to channel 3. Change the stations using the converter.