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Digital signal keeps breaking up

When using the internal digital signal the reception keeps breaking up then returns, this happens every two or so minutes. my area has good digital signal and all my digi boxes have no problems. I have spoken to philips about this and of course they say its not the set. Please help if you can.

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The DIgital signal coming out of the conveter box cannot be recorded with a vcr, as they are analog. I am currently using a switch & switching between analog (rabbit ears) & digital conveter box, which I purchased at Walmart with the government coupon, for $10.00 -had to rig a UHF antenna ($45.00) up on my roof to pick up the digital signal, which dosn't travel as far as the old analog signals. With this switch I can record TV programs in analog, or switch to digital to watch programs. I can record 1 while watching something else. but after Feb. 17, the switch will be useless. I will need to buy a DVR recorder to record any programs at all. Since I can't afford cable TV, I certainly can't afford a DVR! I personally don't like this government-mandated switch to digitsl, as not everyone can afford to take advantage of the new digital signal. My current problem is, for some reason my universal remote (or any that I can find) won't program for my Magnavox converter box!

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First verify that the direct TV satellite box is set to receive and display digital stations. If you old set on the sat was analog, the box may not have been reset. You may have to contact you satellite provider. Next you will have to go to the TV menu and auto program/scan in the stations. This should pick up all the stations.

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You must add a quality surge suppressor to your digital television! http://ezinearticles.com/?Power-Protection-in-the-Home-Theater---Use-of-Surge-Suppressors-to-Guard-Expensive-Electronic-Gear&id=41318

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if the signal breaks up and the picture looks like small squares with audio coming in and out its 99% of the time signal / reception how old is your ariel it may not be suitable for digital.

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