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My bro. lives in the mountains. I hooked up his new box according to instructions, set it and t.v. to ch. 4. Clicked the scan channels mode. When done scanning, message says no channels found. He is currently receiveing several ch. with rabbit ears.

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  • modeltford Jan 09, 2009

    Have exactly same problem - Insignia MS-DXA1-APT converters in different rooms on 2 different portable sets. NEW RCA HDTV indoor VHF/UHF/FM antenna. Get fair reception without converters. 70's B/W RCA works in analog with converter off - but converter can find no channels. Other TV - 5 year old RCA works fine on antenna, but nothing with converter installed - used same conerter for test - and antenna in window.

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The antenna must be hooked up to the converter box. The better the antenna, the better your reception will be.

Not everyone in the country will be in range of digital signals. Digital signals have a shorter range than analog signals do right now. It is possible (but unlikely) that you are not currently in range of any digital signals.

So make sure you are set up like this - Antenna--converter box--Television. Then scan for channels. You should still pick up any analog signals while the box is hooked up, you will just view them the same way you do now, by changing the TV station rather than the converter box station.

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