Converter box worked fine and now wont get any signal
I hooked up my converter box and got perfect reception, I watched tv for a few hours and then went to bed. When I woke up the next day i couldnt get any signal. I've now replaced the box twice, and both of my antennas, and still no signal. Any ideas?
Re: Converter box worked fine and now wont get any signal
Did you go through the complete setup by putting your TV on Channel 3 and letting it scan all of your channels or are you just hooking up the box and not doing this? Make sure the box is set to "blue" which is On and do the complete setup.
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Ur tv have a big back like hunt back creature?Yes?This tv it is not a Digital tv.It is an old CRT tv-tube analogue design tv.This tv still will work and have a broadcasting incomming signal if it is hook up to a pay services tv like Satalites tv like Direct Tv,Dish Network tv,Timewarner or Cox Cables services and ATT U verise or Verizon Fio digital hook up.If u wanted to watch a switch over FREE OVER THE AIR DIGITAL incomming broadcasting signal for this tv it will not work alone,the tv must have be to hook up to a BOX that call a DIGITAL CONVERTER BOX than this tv will work for a FREE OVER THE AIR DIGITAL broadcasting tv channels stantions.This DIGITAL CONVERTER BOX are no longer on sale on regular Stores.Tries websites like Amazon.com,Ebay.com will able to buy these BOXES so call DIGITAL CONVERTER BOX.
This is an analog tv,buy a digital converter box to hook it up where,ur dvd player was hookup + buy a digital antena to get a good receptions.Follow the digital converter box instructions.U will hook it up correctly and have free DTV air brocasting signal.
Ur tv is analog tv u know that right?U have pay cable or other pay tv services hook up to ur tv?All CRT are analog tvs and no longer able to recieve free air tv signal reception without the converter box.It all digital now,analog,CRT tvs to get DTV must have a converter box.
U have paid cable, u don't need the converter box.Not even the analog tv require the coverter box, if u have paid cable or satalite tv or telicom signal.All ur tvs is hook up to the Comcast Cable correct?That all u need not, require the converter box.
No. all flat screens have converter chip built in. If you are having problems getting channels, make sure you go to the settings, and broadcast settings, and make sure it is on AIR for regular tv, or CATV for cable.
This is probably way too late an answer, but I just ran across your post. No TV made in 2002 has digital tuning, so you would need the converter box to watch off-the-air digital broadcasts.
To hook up the pieces, take the converter box output and run it to the VCR antenna input jack. Then run the output from the VCR to the TV's antenna input. Leave the VCR and TV both on channel 3 (or channel 4 if that's what you have the converter box output set for).
To watch TV, leave the VCR off and the signal from the converter will pass right through to the TV. You'll do your channel changing with the converter box, so the TV stays on channel 3. To record a program, just remember that the VCR will always need to be tuned to channel 3 (4), since it will have to be on the converter box output channel. Again, you pick the actual TV channel with the converter.
Note that this arrangement will allow you to program your VCR to record while you are out, but there are some limitations. You can't record things on different channels, since you won't be home to switch channels on the converter. The VCR is always recording on channel 3 (4), and the program you'll be recording is whatever channel the box is set for. If another program comes on on a different channel later, you won't be around to switch. But you could program different recording times on the same channel, anyway. You also can't record one program while watching a different channel, unless you had a second converter box.
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If you're not on cable or satellite, you will need an antenna to get off-the-air reception. This TV does not have a DTV tuner, so you will also need the converter box. Depending on how far you are from the broadcasters' transmitters, you might be able to get away with an indoor antenna. Or you might find that you get few channels with the inside antenna and then you'll need something outdoors. There are a number of styles to choose from.
The antenna hooks to the converter box, and the converter box then goes to the TV. It can be hooked to the TV's "ANTENNA" connector. This should be covered in the set's manual where it shows you how to connect a regular antenna. With the box, your TV will always stay on channel 3 or 4 (depends on how you set up the box) and you'll change channels on the converter.
You can also connect the converter to the TV with audio and video cables like you would a DVD player. Most of the "coupon-eligible" converter boxes include direct video and audio output jacks. This gives you better picture and sound quality than by hooking it to the TV's antenna input.
Hooking up a converter box is like going back in time to when cable TV was new and you had to get a converter box from your cable company. Same way of hooking it up. Hope this helps!
I have the same problem.... On the back of the tv, there are three coax
spots. One is for Cable, one is antenna decoder, and another is a loop.
I have had zero luck getting any of those to receive the signal.
Instead i have ran my digital signal to a vcr, then ran rca cables from
it to my tv. I then put my tv in vcr mode, or aux depending on where
you hooked it up. You can watch tv through your vcr this way.
Make sure those 6 channels are also being broadcast in Digital format also, otherwise your converter box won't have a digital signal to convert for your TV. The switchover date is early next year I believe.
One of the problems with digital reception is if the signal is not strong enough for the converter box/or built in tuner on a new TV- you will not get any picture at all. If you followed all the directions-and the converter box shows no channels- then you do need a better antenna. I don't know how far you are from the broadcast antenna, but a good rule of thumb is if you live 10 miles away, buy an antenna that is good for twice that distance, or further. They are rated in miles of reception