How to install your dtv converter box (videos)

How to install your dtv converter box (videos)


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    How to install your dtv converter box (videos)


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    I have a 1997 sanyo which only have one outlet on the back, how do i hook up the converter box since it does not have the other 3 holes?

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    Quote Originally Posted by gpandol View Post
    I have a 1997 sanyo which only have one outlet on the back, how do i hook up the converter box since it does not have the other 3 holes?
    gpandol, Welcome to the DTVUSA Forum. I moved your post to this thread for an answer to your question. Please take a look at the first video, posted by Jay, above.

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    I have a question regarding a digital converter box (Magnavox SDTV). I am an ATT&T Uverse customer, however there are some local sports programming in my area that I don't receive because I don't have a converter box, so I got one. I am having trouble installing, I purchased it from someone who no longer needed it and I don't have the instructions. ATT&T can't (or won't help with this install). I have a Vizio HDMi tv. Do you have any sugguestions?

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    Quote Originally Posted by creeve View Post
    I have a question regarding a digital converter box (Magnavox SDTV). I am an ATT&T Uverse customer, however there are some local sports programming in my area that I don't receive because I don't have a converter box, so I got one. I am having trouble installing, I purchased it from someone who no longer needed it and I don't have the instructions. ATT&T can't (or won't help with this install). I have a Vizio HDMi tv. Do you have any sugguestions?
    Welcome to the forum Creeve. Quick question, are you installing the converter box to receive over-the-air / antenna TV and then switch over to AT&T cable for other channels?

    If you have an HDMI TV, I'm 99% sure your TV is already equipped with a DTV tuner which means you won't need a converter for OTA.

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    Hi creeve,

    If you have a Vizio HDTV you shouldn't need a converter box, just hook the antenna to the coax connection on the back of the TV and scan for digital channels. Are you using the HDMI port or one of the other inputs for your AT&T U-verse set top box? If your using the coax as the connection to your U-verse box, switch to component, or HDMI. Then you will be able to switch between the U-verse box and the TV tuner using your TV's remote. You should also have a better picture on your TV.

    Dan

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    interesting, well if your television is one HDTV have to check up that have the ATSC turner built in, for that just have to do test with an indoor antenna scanning for channels, if in the progress bar appear digital channels 0 and analogic channels 0 then your tv is capable of get and pickup the Digital channels over air

    in my case i have an Panasonic Plasma tv but have no digital turner so had to add an converter box for digital signals over the air for the system that Chile picked that is ISDB-Tb or the japanesse brazilean or international system, also had to purchase a rooftop antenna because the reception with a indoor antenna was very bad in fact just get pixellation and channels losed with a indoor antenna, by now work mostly ok just one channels sometimes gets lost that is the channel 30 or virtual channel 11.1-11.2 but discovered that i get this channel by parasite signal in the entire wiring and my antenna is not picking the channel directly.


    best regards
    Francisco
    Last edited by scandiskwindows9x; 03-16-2011 at 08:12 AM.

 

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