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Trying to hook up to digital converter box and cannot get the tv to see it? It won't let me in to set channels.

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Check ur tv converter box a small button on the back of the converter box make sure it is not set to channel 4,make sure it set it to channel 3.Put ur tv on channel 3.Take the antena signal input put it in the converter box hole that call ANT.Take the wire that came with the converter box put the wire one side of it connected to the other hole into the converter that said OutPut.The other side of the wire should be connected to the hole in the tv said ANT hole.Now make sure ur tv converter box power a/c cord plug into the a/c power outlet and the power button is press on and have power to the converter box.The converter box now power LED light on indication should be on and it is green.Now the tv CRT screen picture should have a menu of the converter box funsctions.Just follow the on screen instructions and press the enter button on the remote and it will now auto scan for those free air Digital DTV channels.When the auto scan it reaches 100% is it done.Now u have done it.

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Hope you can still use the information provided here. If this has been helpful, please take a moment to rate this a fixya. Thanks for asking here!

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