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I hooked up my magnovox dtv converters to my bedroom and living room tv's. They come on, scan channels and give me 6 public broadcasting channels, which are very clear. BUT I can not get anything else! I can't get my regular channels that I use to get at all! One person told me to turn off the converter to watch my regular channels but I can't do that either without unhooking the box completely and rehooking the antenna back into the tv. I have tried every thing. Now my boys got RCA converters for Christmas for their rooms. They hooked them up and BAM they work great! So I had one unhook the RCA and hook it in my bedroom one and behold! It works!! For the life of me I can not get these magnovox converters to do what, I assume, they are suppose to do. Do you have any suggestions or have you seen this before?

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  • bogusconvert Feb 18, 2009

    When my magnavox converter was hooked up last night two stations (CBS and NBC) would not come in at all. I was suprised since my brother bought a zenith and had no problem at all. The salesman that sold it to me said that I would not need anything addtional and I've already spent $15 additional dollars in extra cables needed. Looks like this is not a good converter since others are having the same difficulty.

  • Anonymous Feb 19, 2009

    I also am having problems with the Magnavox converter...I know for a fact that there are two channels in our area that are transmitting in digital format only and two that are dually transmitting analog/digital. When the converter is done scanning I can only get one station and it's one of the dually transmitting stations. Agghh...where are the digital only stations??? Do I need to go buy a different brand converter box??

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You need to get a converter with an "analog passthrough". The magnavox converter that you have is blocking the analog signal from reaching your TV's tuner. The RCA converters that your friends have must have the analog passthough feature that not all converters have.

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