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The TV was working fine but when I hooked up the converter box, the TV now has a hazy picture and very poor audio. Any writing on the screen is shadowed. I have tried removing the converter box and just use an indoor antenna w DT and analog. It has not changed the poor quality of the picture and audio.

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Did you make sure that the tv and converter box are on the same channel ?

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