RCA DTA800 TV Converter Box I need TV codes for the remote to work. The TVs are a GE, phillips magnabox
I might be missing something, but you are describing a converter box that converts digital signals from an antenna to analog.
The converter box will be set to channel 3, and you should set your tv's to channel 3 as well.
Using the remotes that came with the tv's go into setup and if available as an option, you will find an option to select cable/antenna or automatic. Select automatic or antenna and save. If there is a selector switch on the back of the tv's, set to 3.
Connect antenna cable into input, and use supplied cable to connect from the output of the converter to your tv.
plug in power supply for converter box, tune tv to channel 3 then follow instructions to setup converter box including channel scan.
When done, the converter remote will control everything. However, the tv volume control will work even though the converter remote will have volume as well. The tv remote as well is needed to shut off or turn on tv. These functions can on most tv's be performed on the set as well.
No codes are required. The converter remote will work on any tv.
If you want to use both tv's then you will need a splitter on the output of the converter to send the signal to both tv's. Only one channel can be viewed at a time.
Viewing separate Chanel's requires a second converter box and a splitter connected to the antenna cable for viewing separate channels.
More options are possible, but I hope this helps you get started.
The converter box takes place of the tv's tuner and in essence disables it.