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No antenna signal nor found channels for my area.

I have an Insignia Converta Box from Best Buy, and I have a DVD player that I have hooked (all) to the TV. The DVD plays fine, but
I cannot get a signal from the rabbit ears antenna per the converta box. I do have the A/V jacks on the back of the TV as well as the DVD player.

I only have rabbit ears (I don't have an outside antenna, and because I'm not getting an atenna signal, the Converta box will not pick up any channels. What do I need to do for this problem? I have set it to channel 3 because that is what I was running Direct TV off of.

I forgot to mention also, I live in a rural area and within the town limits if that means anything.

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You'll need a better antenna to solve your problem. With the new digital broadcasting, signal strength is everything. With analog, a weak signal would give you a watchable but fuzzy picture. A weak signal with digital gives you nothing, or possibly a picture that freezes up or breaks into blocks (pixellation). The only cure is a better antenna, either an amplified indoor antenna or something outside.

Sad to say, there's no guarantee that will work. If you live too far from the station, or have hills, buildings or other obstructions that block the signal, you just may not be able to pick up some channels. In some areas people have found they get no reception at all.

At www.antennaweb.org there's a tool that will tell you what stations are around your area and how far. It's designed to help you figure out what kind of antenna you might need.

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