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When I hooked the DTA800 to my RV atenna

I didn't get any signal. The system was working fine before I connected the converter. My understanding, I should be able to receive digital and analog if available with the box installed.

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  • Anonymous Feb 26, 2009

    After carefully hooking up the DTA800, the screen tells me there is "no signal".  It's a roof top anntena and works very well without the converter box.
    thanks for your help here
    jim

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My understanding is that the Digital signal is weaker than the analog, so need a stronger antenna to pick up the digital signal, and MAY still not get any reception at all. Have you considered satellite for you RV? Won't need the converter at all then.

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