Question about RCA 3-Device Universal Remote
Have a Magnavox TV , Rabbit ears antenna,Digital stream converter box - DTX9950. Can turn the TV on and off and control the volume. RCA remote does not control the converter box. The converter box will change the TV channels but the RCA remote does not control the converter box. What should be done?
First, you don't need a Smart Antenna, the manual is simply stating that your converter will use one if you have it. Any standard antenna will work, so there is no need for a coupon to pay for a new one, whether indoor or outdoor depending on your location and distance from each channel transmission tower. Since you don't give details of what antenna you are using, I will assume you have rabbit ears for each converter. Rabbit ears are notorious for poor reception and any metal or persons nearby will change the reception quality. I would recommend a roof mounted external antenna with splitters for the 3 converters if you have the option. If not, use an amplified internal antenna and mount it closest to the channel towers you will watch most and as high as possible. If you can find a smart antenna, which is an amplified indoor/outdoor antenna with a control cable for changing the direction of reception, for a decent price, you can use that but keep in mind that to use the control feature you will need one for each converter. Also, check antennaweb.org for information on digital channels in your area and their direction and distance. Antennaweb.org will also tell you if any digital channel in your area uses VHF frequencies. If they don't then a UHF only antenna will work fine.
Posted on Feb 18, 2009
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Hope one of these works for you.
Posted on Feb 22, 2009
SOURCE: smart antenna
Just because you got lots more channels with the old analog broadcasts, it doesn't mean you can get that many with digital. With analog, you could get a watchable picture from a distant station even if it was weak. It just meant the picture might be a little snowy or fuzzy. It's a lot different with digital.
Digital reception is pretty much "all or nothing". That means either you get the channel or you get a "no signal" message. If the signal from the antenna is too weak, unlike the analog fuzzy picture there is nothing at all.
10 channels isn't a bad number, by the way. A lot of people are finding they get far fewer than that, even no channels at all. It all depends on your distance and direction from the station. If you go to www.antennaweb.org and click on "choose an antenna", they can help you determine what stations are on the air around your area, how far away they are, and what type of antenna would be required.
The "best" antenna is the one that gets the strongest signal from the most stations. For your specific location, this might be as simple as amplified rabbit-ears. Or it might mean a large rooftop antenna that you can turn to point right at the station. That option may not be available to an apartment dweller. You might just already have the best you'll get if you're getting 10 channels already.
Posted on May 17, 2009
Sorry it took so long to respond to your request for assistance. You can find the instructions and codes you need to program your television at the RCA customer support website [http://www.rcaaccessories.com/rcaaccessories/ ] Copy this web address and paste it into the address bar of your web browser. This will take you to the RCA main customer support page. Just go to the universal remote control section and find your model remote control. Use the model number to find the technical support information page. On this page will be a copy of the owners manual and the remote control codes to use with your products. I hope this information helps you with your problem of needing instructions and codes to use your remote with your products. Thank you for using FixYa and have a nice day!
Posted on Jun 22, 2009
u may need a special signal enhancer that u can purchase online or at an electronics store....otherwise u may need to consider basic cable
Posted on Oct 11, 2009
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