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    Static Sound when using Converter Box

    This is a discussion on Static Sound when using Converter Box within the Converter Boxes and ATSC Tuners forums, part of the Over-the-Air (Antenna TV) category.

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    1. #1
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      Feb 2009


      Hey can someone help me out with my problem? It's just that whenever I'm watching anything using the Converter Box there is a static sound and theres nothing that I can do to get rid of it. When I tried muting the converter box the static sound is still there so i'm guessing its coming from my TV somehow but I don't know how to fix it. Can anyone help?

    2. #2
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      Aug 2008
      Phoenix, Arizona
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      Have you doublechecked your connections? Not sure if you're using RCA (Composite) connectors, but sometimes those cables get damaged or bent causing a bad connection.

      Someone on the forum not too long ago had he same problem...Check out this post when you get a chance:

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    Jan 2009
    Rossmoor, Sunny Southern California


    If you are using the coaxial connection, try switching to the other supported channel for the converter box, one without a station.

    If your TV has a manual tuner, try tuning the channel slot away from the channel occupied by the broadcast station - If the offending station is Channel 4, and you are using Channel 3 for the converter - tune Channel 3 down. If the offending station is Channel 3, and you are using Channel 4 for the converter - tune Channel 4 up. It might clear it up. There's the issue of running into Channel 2 or 5, respectively, though.

    The problem could also be the cables - I've seen a lot of discount A/V devices that use interference-collecting hair-wire connectors like the cheap headphones do. Try swapping them for a good Monster cable.

    Last thing, it could be the TV itself. I mean, my Sony 25 inch TV is getting very old that I have to wait about 10 minutes after turning it on before I can watch anything through the coaxial connector - static and contrast fades in and out during that time. After that, it works great. No problems with the RCA cables. Hey, it brings me close to the level of a lot of folks as far as TVs go...


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