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The internet even FixYa is getting me no where. I have no manual for my RCA digital converter box because I bought it used. I know that I am in the dark ages using caveman tv and all but..... the tv, maybe because of a power outage or the kids, is no longer working with the remote. When I first got this converter box I was able to find the codes to program my Sony Trinitron tv.... now cannot and could really use some expert help with this! I will then write down the codes and never lose them again! Helpless!

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  • jodis1999 Sep 08, 2010

    Sorry, first time poster to fix ya. Anyway ALL I need are the codes to have the RCA digital converter box be programmed to the Sony tv.

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Sorry cannot be of any more help a I am not able to understand what codes you require

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