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The RCA BD20TF10 was manufactured before digital tuners (ATSC) were required. It only has an analog (NTSC) tuner so you will need a digital to analog converter box to watch most local channels. (These were the boxes available with the discount coupon as the ATSC broadcast transmitters were enabled.) Depending on the converter box model, use either the composite video input or use the RF antenna connection. If you use the RF output from the converter, you will need to set the TV to channel 3 or 4 (set the switch on the box to match). Then follow the directions for searching for channels with the converter box.
You may be able to find a low power analog station still broadcasting. However, you'd need to be close to the transmitter or have an antenna that is rated for a long-range signals. (Usually this will need to be an outdoor antenna with few obstructions between the transmitter and the antenna.) To scan for any available NTSC channels, make sure that the TV is set to TV mode. Then press Menu. Use the Up/Down arrows to highlight Channels and press OK. Select Auto Channel Search and press OK. You may need to confirm this step by highlighting the Start Search option and pressing OK. This will also let you add the appropriate channel for watching the signal from the converter box with the RF cable. The manual for this TV is available from Sears Parts Direct here: http://www.searspartsdirect.com/partsdirect/user-manuals/BD20TF10-Rca-Parts-Television-Parts-manual . The direct link to the manual is http://c.searspartsdirect.com/mmh/pd_download/lis_pdf/OWNM/L0312126.pdf .
I hope this helps. I'm not sure if the Menu feature is available from the front panel buttons. You may need a remote with a matching code to do the channel scan.
Unless you are lucky enough to be close to one of the remaining low-power analog stations, you will need additional hardware to watch over-the-air programming with the AV-20220. You will need a digital to analog converter box. Connect the antenna to the converter box and then connect either the antenna output or the composite output to the appropriate input on the TV. If you use the RF input, set the TV to channel 3 or 4 and set the converter box to the same one.
Then to set the TV up to scan for any NTSC (analog) stations, you need to access the menu. There is a menu button on the remote. (I'm not sure about the AV-20220. Some of the later models (AV-27350) have a menu button on the TV as well.) Press Menu several times until you see Initial Setup (Setup). Use the up and down arrows (Volume) to navigate to Auto-Tuner Setup. Then use left and right arrows to choose Air. Use the up/down arrows to navigate to Start. Then press either the left or right button to start the scan for channels. Wait for the scan to end.
If you have trouble bringing up the diagnostics it is usually caused by not timing the button presses just right, maybe press ok two or three times as soon as the box goes off.
The recording light being on when the box is off is a setting in the menu called RF Bypass. Press menu button twice to bring up the full screen menu, arrow down to setup press ok, arrow down to cable box setup press ok, arrow down to RF bypass (if it is on, turn it off by pressing the right arrow), then press exit to get out of the menu.
Where is the "no signal" coming from, the converter box or tv? If tv then unplug the dvd player and plug the plugs into the converter so the wires go from the converter into the rf modulator. set the tv up to watch dvds and try your channel scan gain. If it works then post again and we'll figure out the best way to connect the converter and dvd to the tv.
It took some time, but I finally have this figured it out so everything works.
I have the same setup, but I had one additional piece to the puzzle that I had to figure out. I have an older TV and use and antenna, but had to buy an Audio/Video RF Modulator a couple of years ago to use my VCR & DVD player with the old setup.
Get yourself an Audio/Vido RF Modulator (you can pick one up for about $20-30).
Connect the TV to the RF Modulator.
You should have 2 connectors for your antenna. Connect one to the converter "To Ant" and the other to the RF Modulator.
Connect the convertor A/V cable to "IN" on your VCR.
Connect the cable from converter "To TV (RF)" to "UHF/VHF from Ant" on VCR.
Connect the VCR "OUT" cable to the RF Modulator.
Connect DVD A/V cables to A/V input on VCR.
Your TV should be set to Channel 3 (or 4, depending on your setup) and depending on your "input" connections, you should be able to view vidoes from VCR like this and DVD by changing the input (the button should be on your VCR or other remote). For ex. my input changes on my VCR from channels, to L1 & L2. My converter & VCR play on L1 and DVD's play when I change it to L2.
Now, I just have to figure out how to add the converter box to my universal remote. :)
Be sure that your TV is set to channel 3 or 4 if you are using the RF cable or Video 1, etc if using the Audio/Video cable. The Installation Guide should appear. The "improved" picture that you are seeing is simply the analog throughput, not the digital conversion.