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Nhens convertor box www.dsconter.com

The converter box from radio shack does not pich any channels? i can get stations with out any antenna! with rabit ears i get almost perfect picture.The box wont program any stations.Which box should i buy? i am gonna return this one from radio shack! RICHFWV@YAHOO.COM

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  • richfwv Aug 29, 2008

    I bought a convertor box from radio shack! IT WILL NOT PICK UP ANY STATIONS AT ALL!!! i AM TAKING IT BACK!! does any one know a box that works? richfwv@yahoo.com

  • grandpiano Sep 08, 2008

    NHENS digital converter box does not show a Setup Wizard as described in the manual. Installation appears to be ok with TV, Converter, and VCR all set to channel 3. But there is no Setup Wizard. Email contact: support@dsconverter.com is rejected, and service number 1-866-706-4367 does not answer. Should I take this back to Radio Shack?



  • mcbbrown Jan 16, 2009

    i have black back ground and white lines and one remote works with converter box one works with tv.

  • Anonymous Jan 17, 2009

    same problem the equipment is junk.......I'm selling mine on ebay let someone else deal with it

  • Anonymous Feb 21, 2009

    the DTV converter box worked fine for about a week then stopped. The box will not program any stations. this is the second box I bought from Radio Shack. 


  • gjmford Mar 15, 2009

    Same problem. I don't get it. Why the hell would someone make us have to do this and not give us the right stuff.

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Posting regarding the NHENS converter in January 2009. Bought it at Radio Shaft and it works -- feeding an old Panasonic b/w TV on channel 3. Live within 25 miles of the Empire State Building and the converter has managed to pick up and lock up on all NYC signals but channel 13. Also brings in channel 41 (licenced to NJ) and its subchannels plus the nearby channel 58 and its NJN-2 subchannel. Antenna is an amplified indoor rabbit ears with a loop also from Radio Shaft perched atop a kitchen cupboard on the 2nd floor of our house. Apparently, NHENS managed to correct the above referenced problems.

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