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STB gives clear picture but cant access menu function

I have just purchased a Celestial set top box DVB8800HD. I have a four year old Analogue TV, Sony Trinitron model KV-PG21. The input terminals on the back of the Television are very basic.. yellow and black.
I had problems getting signal to input from the set top box to the TV via this connection, so instead ran a coaxial TV cable from the RF OUT of the box to the RF in of my TV. That has given me good picture on ABC 1 which is normally very ordinary in my area. All the other TV stations, SBS, Seven, Nine and Ten now give sharp clear picture. Much improved on what we were receiving.
Following the set up instructions per the manual, and pressing menu key on the remote I have been unable to display a DIALOGUE BOX on screen. I have also been unable to tune my analogue TV and VCR to the Digital TV channels that are supposedly available i.e. ABC2.
I live on the border of Marrickville and Enmore, out of line of sight of the Gore Hill transmitters, if that hasany influence.
Mog

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connect it with HD RCA's....then youll have both HD and Working cable.

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