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    My converter box stopped working, why?
    When it did work I only recieved 3 channels, What can I do to recieve all the channels?
    The tv is an older model,color,19" apx. 8 years old.
    Do I have to purchase a new tv?
    Do I have to purchase the smart antenna?
    What is the smart antenna
    What kind of tv do I need?

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    Quote Originally Posted by victoria johnson View Post
    My converter box stopped working, why?
    When it did work I only recieved 3 channels, What can I do to recieve all the channels?
    The tv is an older model,color,19" apx. 8 years old.
    Do I have to purchase a new tv?
    Do I have to purchase the smart antenna?
    What is the smart antenna
    What kind of tv do I need?
    what type of converter box did you purchase, how far are you from the transmitters give us yourt zip code and we cqan look at signal strength to determine antennas etc. what is the picture like does the box power on. is your tv set to channel 3?

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    The only box I've seen with a smart antenna port is the RCA DTA800. Is that the box you have? You can order a smart antenna online.

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    My converter box stopped working, why?

    Need more info, see Cowboy's response.
    When it did work I only recieved 3 channels, What can I do to recieve all the channels?

    Need more info, see Cowboy's response.
    The tv is an older model,color,19" apx. 8 years old.
    Do I have to purchase a new tv?
    No, your TV is fine. 99% of TVs larger than 15" (made within the past 20 years) come with an "antenna in" coax input. As long as you have that type of input, or a composite (RCA type) input, you'll be able to use a converter box and receive digital television broadcasts.
    Do I have to purchase the smart antenna?

    No, but we need to know what type of antenna you are using with your current setup.
    What is the smart antenna

    See this wiki page:http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Smart_antenna
    What kind of tv do I need?

    The TV you have will be just fine, unless you are thinking about purchasing a new television set. All new television sets are sold with a digital tuner, which means you won't need a converter box if you do indeed purchase a new TV.

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    What is the smart antenna
    DTV smart antennas work well, but are almost impossible to find in stock. I've seen a few reviews/reports in engineering magazines over the years about their advantages over most indoor antennas. They're better because they auto adjust settings to optimize reception of DTV instead of having to do it yourself. I'd definitely say they're more user friendly from what I've read. I've never bought one or set one up though.

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