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Digital to Analog converter...no signal

We have a TV that has good reception from a UHF/VHF indoor antenna. We hooked up the digital to analog converter as indicated, set up the autoscan etc. as described, however we are not receiving any reception, the screen says no signal. The manual does not mention anything about the use of an outdoor vs. indoor antenna. Will we need another antenna, if so what kind ?
Thanks Deb & Bill Kraft

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One of the problems with digital reception is if the signal is not strong enough for the converter box/or built in tuner on a new TV- you will not get any picture at all. If you followed all the directions-and the converter box shows no channels- then you do need a better antenna. I don't know how far you are from the broadcast antenna, but a good rule of thumb is if you live 10 miles away, buy an antenna that is good for twice that distance, or further. They are rated in miles of reception

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