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Digital box for analog tv not working

I have an insignia digital conversion box and it is not working. I have the antenna wire from the tv goiong to the antena port on the box and the tv wire going to the tc on the box. I have my tv on channel 3. What am I not doing?

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  • rosetesler Dec 29, 2008

    I forgot to say it is an older tv and does not have the 3 jacks, red, yellow, white on the back. I am using regular cables. It was working and now it won't. I just get snow. I use channel 3, but i've tried 4 also and that didn't work.

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If you have the coax cable connections correctly connected , coax out to tv from box and antenna hooked to antenna in on the box then you may have to connect the RCA jacks, yellow = video , red = right audio , white = left or mono audio
because on these boxes you can choose in the menu to have the coax ( channel 3 or 4 ) as the output or the rca jacks ( line out )as the output . so the menu may be set for the rca jack connections untill you change it in the menu

Posted on Dec 29, 2008

  • jason Dec 29, 2008

    so does that rating you gave me mean you no longer want my help?

  • jason Dec 29, 2008

    if the power is on the box and everthing is hooked up right then the box is faulty and you should return it for another one

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