Some of my channels on my tv dont work with the converter box
When i hooked up my converter box to my television and programmed all my channels to the box i noticed that one of my channels will not work. when i checked the problem out on the screen it said that im not getting any signal- how do i correct this problem-sometimes my other channels will do that also but not allm the time
Re: some of my channels on my tv dont work with the...
If you live closer than 15 miles, rabbit ears
If you live closer than 20 miles, omnidirectional
If you live closer than 50 miles, midrange outdoor (oldschool arial w/ rotator)
Further than 80 miles, you'll need a long range with rotator, perhaps
even an amplifier to go with it. Print off what your results were on
antenna web and bring it to a RadioShack or a local antenna store and
they should be able to point you to the right antenna for your
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I'm assuming you are getting more than two digital channels into the converter so the problem lies in how the converter is connected to the TV, which I presume is via a coaxial cable, right and you have the TV tuned to analog channel 3 or 4, right?
If that is all true, the RF coax cable solution is not going to work. The few channels you were getting, either side of 3 or 4 is just RF bleed.
Try this, acquire somehow a A/V hookup cable that has 3 RCA male jacks on each end. One cable will have YELLOW ends, This is composite VIDEO. There will be two others colored RED and WHITE (or perhaps black). This is for the AUDIO. The outputs on the converter and the inputs should be colored the same way. Hook the two up, noting which INPUT (1, 2 or 3) on the TV you have plugged into. Not sure of the exact number your TV has. Make sure you change the TV to INPUT whatever. You may also have to re-scan your converter. As long as your antenna is connected correctly gto the converter you should gain a lot more channels. Let me know how you make out.
The antena hole input in the Converter box that where said the input source said Ant.,use a antena like a digital antena,roof antena or a rabit ear antena.Hook up ur source of the antena go in that hole.The hole input said out to tv in the Converter box,use a cable that was supply to u,came with the Converter box.Use that cable plug in the Conveter box tv hole said out to tv.The other end of that cable go to ur tv Ant. hole.Now u got it all hook up.Turn ur tv to channel 3 or 4 now u got a menu from the Converter box,go down to the highlight word said scan channels,push that highlight word.Ater the scan are finish,u will now get all the free DTV channels.
The converter box receives hte digital signals and converts them into either channel 3 or 4, or into direct video (red,white,yel). The output of the converter box must go into the VCR input for recording to work. Before the conversion, the tuner of hte VCR would receive the RF signal the same as the TV. The tuner inside the VCR is an analog tuner not digital, so it needs the conversion too. Most converters will provide both the A/V signal (R/Wh/Y) and RF (coax connector).
Unplugged should not have been an issue.Try this to get to AUX Down Channel select passed 2 shoud be your aux input.If nothing is plugged into the A/V input you will just get a Blue Screen.Also be aware that since the switch to Digital Over the Air Broadcasting there are no more channels, you need to hook up a converter box if your TV does not have a digital tuner,Good Luck.
You can go online to the digital tv website and check your area for signal strength. All you do is punch in your area code and it will tell you if your able to get any channels. In your set up screen you can run a channel scan. Most of the time you need a good digital antennea which is something they don't tell you. I purchased one for about fifty dollars and it still don't work all that great I got a very weak signal.........So Good Luck and I hope this information was helpful to you Thank You For Using Fixya.Com! Have A Great Day! : )
I have a Panasonic TV with built-in VCR, I had Comcast put in a converter box and was given instructions on how to set up the system to record my wife's programs, I had to select the program (in advance of scheduled time) to be recorded through the TV & converter box to the VCR. Next styep- select "Show" and I received a menu the first of which was "R" I clicked the "R" and a menu for selecting Repeat record start/stop times appeared Click OK and was then directed to to set up the VCR according to Panasonic VCR instructions. Worked for a day then the "R" menu on the converter box disappeared. Both the VCR and TV had to be set to Ch 3 to get it to work, But that's history. When it quit working ("R" menu), I had Comcast come get their box . PS The tech who showed up to pick up the converter box knew nothing about any "R" (record) menus except on the most ecpensive converter box. That cinched my decision, Oh Wel!. Sign me Tom with less trash to watch.
I need to leave my TV on channel 3 and set the converter to the channel I want to record. When programming for future recording, it's always from channel 3, not the channel I want the converter displaying.