Trying to make a HDTV converter work! Have dish network and outside antenna hooked to a Sony rear projector TV. Have coax cable hookup for antenna and coax cable hookup for the sat. have a Tivax pass through converter. There are 3 coax inputs on the back of the TV, #1 marked AUX, #2 marked to converter, #3 marked UHF VFH. The Sat. coax is part of a 2 receiver system, one radio controled the other which sits next to the TV and converter is infrared controled. The converter is programed and is working but I can only get the system to work with the off site radio controled sat. receiver (which is just a back up system for this TV but is used elsewhere in the house) but not the infrared receiver that I would ordinarily use. It's not hooked up right apparently! Help an old guy! Phil Mc
An expert who has achieved level 3 by getting 1000 points
An expert that got 20 achievements.
An expert that got 10 achievements.
An expert that got 5 achievements.
Re: HDTV Converter hookup with sat. and antenna
Hi there Phil...... this switch from analog to digital has lots of folks scratching their heads. Fortunately I have some great news for you. The signal coming from the Dish network does not need a converter as it is already digital.
a 6ya expert can help you resolve that issue over the phone in a minute or two.
best thing about this new service is that you are never placed on hold and get to talk to real repairmen in the US.
the service is completely free and covers almost anything you can think of (from cars to computers, handyman, and even drones).
click here to download the app (for users in the US for now) and get all the help you need. goodluck!
- If you need clarification, ask it in the comment box above.
- Better answers use proper spelling and grammar.
- Provide details, support with references or personal experience.
Tell us some more! Your answer needs to include more details to help people.You can't post answers that contain an email address.Please enter a valid email address.The email address entered is already associated to an account.Login to postPlease use English characters only.
Tip: The max point reward for answering a question is 15.
You need a digital converter to receive digital signals on an analogue TV (old type). If you are using an outside antenna you can purchase the box from places like Walmart, Kmart, Radio Shack for around $40. If you have cable TV or Sat (Dish or Direct TV) you need one of their boxes to convert the signal back to analogue. The Walmart type boxes WILL NOT WORK for cable or Sat TV.
In the USA broadcasts are not analog any longer they are digital. So if you have an antenna hooked up to your TV you will need a digital converter hooked up to your input wire (from antenna) and then an output from the converter to the TV. Most satellite and cable companies use RG56 cable which will work fine with an antenna set up as well, so cabling should not be a problem. Make sure you set your TV mode (input or source) to the proper input where you have hooked up the cable to the TV as well. It is unimportant which input you use, but the TV has to have it set to the same one. If you are outside of the USA, the above should be the same because broadcast over the air and antennas set ups are universally the same in nature and design. I hope this helps and good luck!
Do you have an antenna hooked up? You'll need one hooked to your converter box because the digital signal is so much more difficult to tune in to. This may help:
If you live closer than 15 miles, rabbit ears
If you live closer than 20 miles, omnidirectional
If you live closer than 50 miles, midrange outdoor (oldschool arial w/ rotator)
Further than 80 miles, you'll need a long range with rotator, perhaps
even an amplifier to go with it. Print off what your results were on
antenna web and bring it to a RadioShack or a local antenna store and
they should be able to point you to the right antenna for your
should go from your satellite to dish box might say sat on bck of box then the next [connection think says tv that should go to tv itsself or dvd vcr whatever ur hooking up to it then from that point hook it to ur tv
Your TV is an "HD-Ready" television. What this means is that your TV is ready to accept HD input from an outside source, but doesn't have the ability to produce the content itself. It is a monitor and does not have a digital tuner. Without a digital tuner (or for cable a QAM tuner) you will not receive OTA broadcast HD.
You need to purchase a High Definition capable set-top converter box. The converter box will have HD component out and may have HDMI out, either will feed your HD Ready TV.
the hd sat box is your converter and is compatible to your tv (1080i only). if you are asking about local braodcast (over the air) this set doesn't have an ATSC (digital) tuner so you would need a box for that. but your sat company may be giving you your local broadcast in HD.
so if you are presently using an aeral antenna for your locals yes you will need the box.
if your locals are already being supplied by your sat company no the sat box is your converter.
note: some sat boxes have ATSC tuners built in so your antenna can be used by the sat box as well.