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Converter Box I have just bought a converter box for our tv, which is antenna only. While the picture is beautiful we still cannot get some chanels, we've tried everything, please help.

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You should verify if the channels you want are actualy being recieved by your antenna. Do you have any neighbors with the same setup? There may also be some compatiblity issues with the TV set to the converter.

Jerry G.

Posted on May 25, 2008

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