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No Signal There are stations in our area Broadcasting Digital already. But, I am still getting a no signal after following the setup per instructions for my Magnavox DTV Digital to Analog Converter.

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I give up trying to get this to work. This thing is a joke. We will just go purchase an American made Digital tv today. The "800" that came with the DTV converter was answered by someone who didn't give a **** about helping anyone. What a waste of time and money.

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You'll need to connect the TV to a digital-to-analog over the air converter box. (The low-end ones that were free or cheap with the government coupon are harder to find; a few models are still available.) These convert the ATSC (digital) signal to NTSC. Then use an appropriate antenna and follow the instructions to tune in the available OTA signals. Send these to the TV either on the RF or composite Line-in. Set the TV to the appropriate input and use the converter box to change channels.

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You need a set-top digital tuner or a converter box to translate the OTA digital signals (ATSC) and translate them to the analog NTSC format. Low end converter models with only SD output are harder to find but still available. However, there are some converter boxes that have HD output as well. This one, http://www.solidsignal.com/pview.asp?mc=03&p=3500STB&d=iView-HD-DVR-ReceiverConverter-Box-for-TV-Antenna-QAM-(3500STB)&c=Digital%20Converter%20Boxes&sku= , lets you attach an external drive (USB flash drive or hard drive) . It connects via component video or HDMI. (We've had good luck with our model with a portable (2.5") external hard drive. It replaces the SD converter box and DVD recorder.)

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If you have an antenna, you are trying to receive off-the-air broadcasting. Remember that a couple of years ago the US switched to digital broadcasting and analog stations went off the air. Your TV does not have a digital tuner, so you need an digital-to-analog adapter if you want to receive anything.

The US government had a program before the switch to help pay for the adapters, but that's long past now. Radio Shack sells them as do other retailers, and you can find them online as well.

The adapter picks up the digital broadcasts and converts them to a channel 3 or 4 TV signal that the analog tuner in your TV can receive. Some models of converter also feature video and audio jacks so you can connect it as an AV source like a DVD player. Once you've hooked the antenna to the converter and the converter to the TV, you'll be able to watch your local channels again. Maybe, that is.

The trouble with digital broadcasting is that signal strength makes a huge difference in reception. With analog, a weak signal would still give you a fuzzy but watchable picture. A weak digital signal may not even be detected, or you might get a picture that breaks up (pixelation) or freezes on the screen. You don't say what kind of antenna you have, but unless you're in or very close to a large city or near the station's transmitter, simple rabbit-ears may not be enough. Many people found after getting an adapter that they needed a better antenna, even something on the roof. In some areas (valleys, remote areas, places surrounded by many tall buildings, for instance) people found they could never get any channels. If you do in fact have a digital converter already (you didn't mention one), this could be the reason you can't get anything.

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Be aware that even with a converter, you may still not get a signal. With the new digital broadcasting, signal strength is critical. With older analog broadcasts, a weak signal could still give you a watchable picture. But with digital, weak signals may not even be detected. People living in some areas have found that they get no off-air channels or far fewer channels than they did before the switch.

Much of the trouble is because of the line-of-sight nature of the new digital system. With the switch to digital, broadcasts moved to new higher frequencies that don't spread out or follow the Earth's curve like the lower analog channels. Many people have found they needed to put up rooftop antennas pointed toward the station so they could pick up a signal. This is especially true if you live in a valley area or where there are many tall buildings between you and the broadcaster.

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You'll need a better antenna to solve your problem. With the new digital broadcasting, signal strength is everything. With analog, a weak signal would give you a watchable but fuzzy picture. A weak signal with digital gives you nothing, or possibly a picture that freezes up or breaks into blocks (pixellation). The only cure is a better antenna, either an amplified indoor antenna or something outside.

Sad to say, there's no guarantee that will work. If you live too far from the station, or have hills, buildings or other obstructions that block the signal, you just may not be able to pick up some channels. In some areas people have found they get no reception at all.

At www.antennaweb.org there's a tool that will tell you what stations are around your area and how far. It's designed to help you figure out what kind of antenna you might need.

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The original date for digital conversion for television broadcasts was February 17, 2009. The date has been extended to June 12, 2009 by Congress, at which time all analog television broadcasting will be discontinued. Some stations, due to technical reasons, have already made the transition, while others continue to broadcast an analog signal. This may attribute to your only receiving 4 stations via your "rabbit ear" antenna.

You can check the website of your favorite stations to see when they will make the transition to digital broadcasting. Also, households are eligible for up to two coupons for $40 each toward the purchase of certain converter boxes. You can check out the details at https://www.dtv2009.gov/ for more information regarding the coupons.

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