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RCA Converter box does not recognize CBS channels

I just hooked up new RCA DTA 800B1 converter box and am very pleased with results; good reception and lots of new channels (in fact several for most major networks). One problem is that I am not able to receive any CBS channels. Can anyone help with this? BTW, all cables are connected properly.

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  • jbuggy236 Jan 11, 2009

    Same problem with CBS. My mom who lives in another state has the same problem. Why is CBS not coming in with the converter box on???

  • Anonymous Feb 21, 2009

    I need the remote contro codes for rca dta 800b1 remote control

  • Anonymous Apr 10, 2009

    I got a RCA converter box and can get all major channels except for CBS. I thought that buying a new antenna would help because mine was pretty old, but it did not help.

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SOURCE: Programming RCA converter box remote control with Phil/Mag TV---

Good day,
You should have the instruction guide. If not look below. It's there but look closely for the guide itself and how to increase it's size to readable.

Check on the back of the TV to see if there is a 3 and 4 setting, If so, set to 3.
With nothing connected to the tv, and using the tv's remote, scan for channels. It should come up with only channel 3.
Then using the remote with advanced options, set the the input to either antenna or auto.

Connect the antenna cable to input on the converter box. Using the supplied cable connect the output from the converter box to
the TV. Turn the TV on first, followed by the converter box.
Then follow the instructions.

Not really easy so you'll have to fight your way thru it.
Finding the right setting for the antenna will probably take the most time, requiring a station scan after each adjustment.

http://dtvconverterboxes.blogspot.com/2009/05/rca-dta800b1-owners-manual.html

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