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Channels wont come up on the converter box .is this all i can got is a cartoons and worship.and some i dont undersand.

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  • jpreed60 Feb 02, 2009

    I can't get any of the main channels (nbc,cbs, or abc) says "no signal". We were able to get the signal earlier yesterday but not now. Any suggestions on what may have happened or what I could do to prevent this?

  • jpreed60 Feb 02, 2009

    unable to get main channels NBC,CBS.ABC. we were able to get them yesterday but since then it has a No Signal message.

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Depending on your location and the type of antenna. If you are on the converter box when you scan for channels, how many do you receive? If you go back to analog or the way you were set up before how many stations did you receive? Some stations have not gone completely to digital as of yet. Other stations are in process and are not to full power for digital as of yet. With the box you may have to rescan every week or so until everybody gets their act together.

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This is probably way too late an answer, but I just ran across your post. No TV made in 2002 has digital tuning, so you would need the converter box to watch off-the-air digital broadcasts.

To hook up the pieces, take the converter box output and run it to the VCR antenna input jack. Then run the output from the VCR to the TV's antenna input. Leave the VCR and TV both on channel 3 (or channel 4 if that's what you have the converter box output set for).

To watch TV, leave the VCR off and the signal from the converter will pass right through to the TV. You'll do your channel changing with the converter box, so the TV stays on channel 3. To record a program, just remember that the VCR will always need to be tuned to channel 3 (4), since it will have to be on the converter box output channel. Again, you pick the actual TV channel with the converter.

Note that this arrangement will allow you to program your VCR to record while you are out, but there are some limitations. You can't record things on different channels, since you won't be home to switch channels on the converter. The VCR is always recording on channel 3 (4), and the program you'll be recording is whatever channel the box is set for. If another program comes on on a different channel later, you won't be around to switch. But you could program different recording times on the same channel, anyway. You also can't record one program while watching a different channel, unless you had a second converter box.

Hope you can still use the information provided here. If this has been helpful, please take a moment to rate this a fixya. Thanks for asking here!

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