Question about Insignia Digital-to-Analog Converter for Analog TVs
I just bought 2 Insignia MS-DXA1-APT converters for 2 different portable sets. Also bought RCA HDTV indoor VHF/UHF/FM antenna. Get fair reception without converters. 70's B/W RCA works in analog with converter off - but converter can find no channels. Other TV - 5 year old RCA works fine on antenna, but nothing with converter installed - used same converter for test - and antenna in window.
I bought a new HDTV and now i get no channels. Before i was getting 5 channels with analogue now nothing. Thanks a lot Mass Media cable Monopolies. I cant afford cable and will miss my local channels. I only have rabbit ears, can not put up roof antenna, so what can i do? thanks damn Digital
Posted on Jun 13, 2009
Ok first I can save you some money. Take your "HDTV" antenna back. There is nothing different about the antennas needed receive analog and digital signals. If you got reception without your converter box, use the same antenna with your converter box.
Next let's see if there is a problem with the box. Hook up a television with the antenna. How many stations do you get? Now hook up the same television & antenna, but this time put the converter box between the antenna & the TV. Do not turn on the box. Now how many stations do you get? If the number is different, the box is not allowing the antenna signal to pass through. That is bad. You want your signal to pass through the box so you can still pick up stations that don't broadcast digitally. Some areas of the country will not be covered by digital stations from all major broadcasters when the changeover happens in Feb.
My suspicion is either you did not have the antenna hooked up to the converter box when you searched for channels OR you are in an area that is not yet broadcasting digitally.
I hope this helps you solve your problem. Thank you for using FixYa and feel free to add more questions here by using comments.
Posted on Jan 10, 2009
I had the same problem but realized that when it said NO SIGNAL,,,,it just ment for that station,,,,,switch channels and they will start to come in,,,
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
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