Question about Insignia Digital-to-Analog Converter for Analog TVs
I installed the converter box last night and now I can't get the local ABC and NBC channels. I know for a fact that both are broadcast digitally from the news stations websites. Why don't I have these channels (it says 'no signal') and how can I get them again before tonight's Office?
I have an outdoor antenna, pointed it at the correct azimuth for Philly. I get 29 channels. All crystal clear. I still do not get ABC! I have tried with three different antennas. Two indoor amplified, now this 50+ mile outdoor antenna. I think the problem is with ABC or the Sony TV. Any other help out there???
Posted on Sep 22, 2009
ATSC tuners ("D/A converters") pick up signals off the air just like old school television. It sounds like you are just not getting a signal of sufficient strength. A weak analog signal looks like a "snowy" picture, which most of us are used to. But, the new digital channels quickly go from a perfect picture to none at all. It's basically all-or-nothing.
Try attaching an antenna to your converter. I know you can buy a new antenna from your local big box electronics store which is labeled "Terrestrial HDTV" or something, but that really doesn't mean anything. You can use any old TV antenna. Even a quality FM antenna (with an F-Pin coax connection) may work just fine.
When setting up the antenna, keep in mind that different channels are transmitted from different towers, in different locations with different strengths. Move the antenna placement and position around (just like grandpa had to do). You may have to make a compromise to get the best signal for your favorite channels.
Posted on May 15, 2008
I had the same problem but when I did the manual tuning on my Tv rather than the auto tune it came right up
Posted on Apr 22, 2009
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
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1 Press the MENU key on the remote control to
display the Main menu.
2 Use the CURSOR "UP" or "Down"
keys to highlight
Manual Channel Search. Press ENTER.
3 Use the CURSOR "Up" or "Down"
keys to select Cable,
Air (Antenna), or Digital Add-On.
After the search is complete, the HDTV will exit the
menu system and return to normal TV viewing.
IMPORTANT FACT: This HDTV maintains only one database
of digital channels. Therefore, when you search for
cable channels, the database of antenna digital channels
will be deleted. You will only be able to receive those
ClearQAM channels your cable company provides.
NOTE:"Not available" will appear on the screen
when an option is unavailable.
TUNING MODE UNAVAILABLE MENU OPTION(S)
Analog RF Digital Caption
Digital RF None (all Menu options available)
Video 1 Manual Channel Search, Channel Scan
Memory, Digital Caption
Video 2/3 and Manual Channel Search, Channel Scan
HDMI 1/2 Memory, Digital Caption, V-Guide
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