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I have an Olivia 537b12 TV. Recently we cut the chord and are now looking to put up an RCA Digital Antenna. The problem is, it's not giving us any stations. Do I need a converter box?

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Check antennaweb.org for your location to make sure you're in a good reception area for digital TV signals. You also need to make sure your input source is the tuner or TV.
Also, have you been using this Olevia regularly? They got smacked with a batch of bad capacitors; sometimes that can lead to some inexplicable behavior.

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SOURCE: Does a CT-27614A need a digital converter for antenna?

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SOURCE: 2006 RCA TV Digetal Receiver

You WILL have to get an upgraded antenna and converter to be able to watch the new HDTV standard. There is no back door or any other way around it. Point blank get a new antenna and converter.

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Can you describe how the DVD and VCR were connected prior to the converter box when they were working? I need to know that in order to guide you properly.

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SOURCE: Is this TV a digital tuner? or will I need a converter box

Hi, If you have an outside antenna you will need a converter box as this tv has an NTSC tuner which is analog.

Posted on Feb 02, 2009

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SOURCE: I have an RCA converter box hooked up to an RCA tv

Basically, you cannot use the coax connections for both the VCR and the RCA converter box. I would hook up the phono/cinch connectors from the VCR to the TV if you can (these are also called RCA connectors, but I'm avoiding using that name so we dont confuse the digital receiver with a cable/connector name that is the same here). There should be a yellow one for video and red/white ones for left and right stereo. I believe the RCA converter comes with a three headed cable that can do this for you. With this configuration, you can set the TV to input on these connectors and the VCR should always output there. Once that is set, you can still use the converter box to receive the signal from your antenna, then run the coax to the VCR. Now, the VCR will always have to be set on channel 4 in your setup and you will need to manually change channels on the converter box for it to record a show. Does this make sense so far?

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