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Converter box turns off by itself when watching tv.

I am on antenna, and every time I watch tv my converter box turns off on its own. I don't know why it is doing that. My brother has a converter box that is hooked up to his antenna, and his converter box turns off by itself too. Is there a way to fix this problem?

M. Lofton

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  • Anonymous Feb 21, 2009

    Insiginia converter box turns itself off after 2-3 hours..box is hooked to an
    antenna



  • Anonymous Feb 26, 2009

    My grandparents have the Insignia converter box and it is turning off by itself as well. I suspect the box is overheating. I'm going to take it back to Best Buy and try to exchange it tomorrow.

  • dankelly404 Mar 10, 2009

    Our box has just started turning off after an hour or so. We've had it for a few weeks but only started doing this in the past couple of days. It feels like its overheating. We bought an Apex from Best Buy.

  • Anonymous Apr 01, 2009

    Hi,

    Can set up to record program,convertor box turns off after about 5 hours.Cannot record program then.

    Jl

  • mbbrandl Apr 12, 2009

    insignia converter box turns TV off. This began occuring apprx 2 wks

    ago after being in use for 6 months. Very irritating..

  • Lynda Haven Jul 20, 2013

    Go to MENU then SETUP, go to SYSTEM SETTING. Scroll down to AUTO SLEEP & arrow right to OFF. Don't forget to press enter to save the setting. This solved my problem & I hope it solves your's.

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Check the settings in the menu--many boxes have "power save" mode and will shut off after anywhere from 2-12 hours of inactivity. You should be able disable it or change it to a longer time.

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Mine did this & this is how I fixed it. Go to MENU, then SETUP, go to SYSTEM SETTING, scroll down to AUTO SLEEP. arrow right to OFF.

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  • Lynda Haven Jul 20, 2013

    Go to MENU then SETUP, go to SYSTEM SETTING. Scroll down to AUTO SLEEP & arrow right to OFF. Don't forget to press enter to save the setting. This solved my problem & I hope it solves your's.

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