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Installed Insignia box, keep getting No Signal

I followed the directions and installed the Insignia conversion box but keep getting No Signal. What could I be doing incorrectly? Or could I have a faulty box?

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  • sandran2 Dec 18, 2008

    I am using a digital indoor antenna and get perfect picture on the TV without the box. When I hook up the digital converter box to the antenna it doesn't tune in the channels and gives me a 'no signal' message. What am i missing?

  • Josef J Dec 21, 2008

    I have exactly the same problem.  Very frustrating.

  • lhair62 May 03, 2009

    nothing comes on just snow-- analog tv

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You need a stronger antenna. Many of the VHF channels moved over to UHF thus if your current antenna doesn't pick up UHF, you will not pick up those channels.

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My Converter Box only gets 4 channels, none of them good


You probably need a better indoor antenna. See the Troubleshooting guide at http://dtv.gov/

Sep 15, 2009 | Insignia Digital-to-Analog Converter for...

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No signal


Call the station to see if they are testing their signal. Also check the signal strenght: turn to channel WGEM and usung the signal meter in the converter box check to see if you have a strong signal. If signal is week change the direction of the antenna or get a signal amplifier; especially if you live more than 10 miles from their broadcast tower.

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When I hooked the DTA800 to my RV atenna


My understanding is that the Digital signal is weaker than the analog, so need a stronger antenna to pick up the digital signal, and MAY still not get any reception at all. Have you considered satellite for you RV? Won't need the converter at all then.

Feb 22, 2009 | Insignia Digital-to-Analog Converter for...

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I hooked my converter box direct to my v c r. Do I have to keep the green light on to record


yes, you do because no power to the converter box, no change in signal for what it was ment for.

Feb 18, 2009 | Insignia Digital-to-Analog Converter for...

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Insignia digital tv converter/indoor antenna no signal


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.

My suspicion is either you did not have the antenna hooked up to the converter box when you searched for channels OR you are in an area that is not yet broadcasting digitally.

I hope this helps you solve your problem. Thank you for using FixYa and feel free to add more questions here by using comments.

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No set-up menu from insignia ns-dxa1 converter box


Set your television to channel 3. Then power on your Insignia unit and run the auto-search function as described in the user manual found here - http://www.insignia-products.com/skins/skin_1/Topics/Documents/07-576_NS-DXA1_WEB.pdf

Dec 29, 2008 | Insignia Digital-to-Analog Converter for...

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Cannot keep all channels on tv


When you say you "lose" channels, you probably mean there's no signal there anymore but they are still in the channel memory. This is normal if you have a rotatable antenna. You need to mark the rotator (or just keep a chart nearby) with the heading for each channel.

If you mean you're losing channels from memory when rescanning after turning the antenna, the only solution I can offer is to record the channels found (and their signal levels) after scanning a direction. Then change directions and rescan. See what new channels have been found, what have been lost, or how signal level has changed on common channels. Then you can manually add whatever you need, and you'll know what direction is best for each. It's tedious, but you should only need to do it once.

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No signal after autoscan for channels


Tv stations main channel is an addition of 1 (04-1) but can have up to 5 stations (4-1, 4-2,4-3,4-4,4-5). They may not have anymore then one, it is their choice. PBS usually has 2 or 3 channels

Jul 01, 2008 | Insignia Digital-to-Analog Converter for...

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No signal


I had a similar problem. I then noticed that my antenna has a RG6 cable. This is good. My TV requires RG6 and requires TV(RF) cable that is also RG6. Insignia comes with a TV(RF) cable that is RG59! That's a cable with a smaller diameter center connector than RG6. Consequently, when that smaller RG59 was run from the converter box to the TV's larger RG6 female connector, no signal connection was completed since the center connector made no physical contact with the TV's female connector. I found a RG6 cable to replace the RG59 cable supplied with converter box and all worked then. Also, you must force the antenna's RG6 male plug into the smaller RG59 female connector, but it'll make it.

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