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Promblem installing converter box

Only two mexican channels came on

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  • cbmoosie Mar 16, 2009

    has anyone come up a solution to fixing the sound after installing converter box? It sounds like a loud humming in the background.

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Well, I guess you will be learning spanish to enjoy those two channels.

Actually you need a stronger antenna. Go to a home improvement store and get a outdoor antenna, that should solve your problem. Check Antennaweb.com to see were to aim the antenna at. The digital channels are mainly moving over to the UHF signal band thus make sure you get a antenna that picks up booth uhf and vhf. These run less then 100 dollars. There is no such thing as a digital antenna thus do not fall for that nonsense that large electronic retailer are pushing. You might as well burn some of your hard earned cash.

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