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Use the RCA DTA800B1 Digital TV Converter to change your over-the-air digital broadcasts to analog. Just plug in your antenna and then connect it to your television for easy hookup. It offers you the option of either vertical or horizontal positioning for the best fit. The RCA digital TV converter allows you to see all of the TV formats and watch multicast channels that are available where you live. It comes with a universal remote that works the converter box and most TV brands.
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We have an analog TV in our guest room. We have Verizon FIOS and a cable hook-up in that room. I don't want to pay an extra $5.00 per mo. for a TV

that is just used occasionally. Will we be able to connect the cable hook-up to this converter box and pick up basic cable stations?
asked 1 year, 2 months ago
By
K
on RCA DTA800B1 Digital TV Converter
1 answer
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answer 1
It does pick up local channels, HSN, METV, and others. But it does not get the channels like TBS,WGN...
answered 1 year, 1 month ago
By
digitalman2013
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how many channels will u get using this converter will u get basic channels

asked 1 year, 1 month ago
By
jay
on RCA DTA800B1 Digital TV Converter
4 answers
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answer 1
Perform an online search for digital TV in your area. The federal site will indicate how many and what type of antenna is best..
answered 5 months ago
By
VivaLaWally
answer 2
You need an antenna to receive TV signals.
answered 1 year ago
By
Smiles4u2
answer 3
The numbers vary depending on how many channels are broadcast in your area. It has been my experience that this unit will not work in areas with more than 128 broadcast channels.
answered 1 year, 1 month ago
By
All4FunOC
answer 4
depends how many are being broadcast in your area, Im in 45011 area, ohio an I got 36 :)
answered 1 year, 1 month ago
By
nascardogg8
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What is the range for this converter box? I need at least 60 miles.

asked 1 year, 6 months ago
By
Neen
on RCA DTA800B1 Digital TV Converter
3 answers
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answer 1
The range depends on your antenna. I have a long range antenna connected to a signal booster and pick up stations 60 miles away.
answered 1 year ago
By
Smiles4u2
answer 2
Your location and terrain and the type of antenna will determine what the digital box can receive. Do a web search for which digital TV antenna do I need. Several sites will guide you through the process.
answered 1 year, 1 month ago
By
VivaLaWally
answer 3
It's somewhat marginal once you get beyond "line of site" as designated on www.antennaweb.org
answered 1 year, 5 months ago
By
3LEQ
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I live in a trailer, will this still work?

asked 1 year, 3 months ago
By
charlie
on RCA DTA800B1 Digital TV Converter
3 answers
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answer 1
It works with a antenna.
answered 1 year ago
By
Smiles4u2
answer 2
It should.
answered 1 year, 1 month ago
By
VivaLaWally
answer 3
yes, it should, we use ours out in our camper
answered 1 year, 3 months ago
By
1walmartonline1
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What type cable connects to this converter?

asked 1 year, 1 month ago
By
Sher
on RCA DTA800B1 Digital TV Converter
3 answers
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answer 1
The free- digikol kind.
answered 5 months ago
By
VivaLaWally
answer 2
Input is standard VHF/UHF antenna cable with pass thru for older tv sets that only have an antenna input. It also has RCA outputs for sets that can accommodate those. This unit has no composite, nor digital coax capabilities.
answered 1 year, 1 month ago
By
All4FunOC
answer 3
same cable like cable tv, coaxial
answered 1 year, 1 month ago
By
nascardogg8
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does this digital box get you basic channels like 1-70

asked 1 year, 4 months ago
By
hannon
on RCA DTA800B1 Digital TV Converter
3 answers
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answer 1
Yes.
answered 1 year ago
By
Smiles4u2
answer 2
It will receive all of the channels in your area. Those channels are specific to your location and most of the channels have sub-channels and the reception will depend on your location and the signal strength which requires one of several types of antennas. Do a web search for digital TV antennas, which antenna do I need. Several sites will guide you through the process to determine if you need a rabbit ear type antenna or a larger unit mounted in the attic or on the roof or a pole.
answered 1 year, 1 month ago
By
VivaLaWally
answer 3
Yes it will. But, if you have more than 128 channels available in your area you would be better off with another manufacturer. I purchased no less than 6 of these units yesterday and returned all of them. Not one of these units would complete the initial channel scan! They all froze at 129 channels.
answered 1 year, 1 month ago
By
All4FunOC
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do you need to use a antenna with the converter as well

asked 1 month, 1 week ago
By
barb
on RCA DTA800B1 Digital TV Converter
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answer 1
Yes and for the better. I don't think it can pickup any signal without one. I always get 0dB when I disconnct my antenna.

A great feature they added is the audio and visual antenna gain set up screen. It allows you to hear the signal rise and fall while you adjust the antenna if you can't see the TV. If you can see the screen you will see a dB gain percentage and a sliding bar (like a volume bar).
I had tried using an Indoor 8" diameter indoor loop wire attached to a twin lead Balun (matching converter) that slips onto the 75ohm threaded connector. It only picked up 12dB gain in my ground floor. When I added my old outdoor arial antenna with a twin wire (300 ohm) to the same Balun screw terminals as the loop wire, I got 27 dB. With the 12dB I got 4 only channels compared to 27dB with the outdoor antenna. Now I get 25 channels and about half of them are crystal clear at night.
There are some channels that never come in. I live right between two major broadcasting locations- 30 miles from both NYC and Philly in Central NJ. I was looking into buying a signal booster or Pre-Amp to get these weak channels when I read this question.

There is another nice feature in the station list where you can switch to bypass the bad channels by "skipping" them with the remote. This allows you to skip over them when you're surfing. You can relist them if you want to surf them again without having to run another search for available channels.

Another good feature in scan for channels, it lets you scan for additional channels to add on to the already saved channel list. If you scan without it, the original list is wiped off.

One more Hint: use the number buttons to select from the list when they show numbers next to features. It's faster than scrolling.
answered 2 weeks, 3 days ago
By
MysteryMiser
answer 2
Yes, the antenna will be hooked up with the converter box.
answered 4 weeks ago
By
dkoda
answer 3
You will need to use an antenna with the converter to make the converter work.
answered 1 month, 1 week ago
By
CommunityAnswer
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Where would I hook this up. I have cable now hooked into TV.

asked 1 year, 1 month ago
By
Bchdrgn
on RCA DTA800B1 Digital TV Converter
2 answers
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answer 1
If you have cable, you don't need a digital converter.
answered 1 year ago
By
Smiles4u2
answer 2
This box connects just before the TV or the VCR which is connected to the TV.

Depending on your location and signal

http://www.homeantenna.org/digital-antenna-reception-map.html

you could use rabbit ears to the box or you would need to purchase a larger antenna.
answered 1 year, 1 month ago
By
VivaLaWally
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Can you also use your TV's functions, when using this converter remote?

I like to utilize the sleep timer on my TV, however, I am needing to purchase a Digital converter box, and I noticed the remote on this does not have that sleep timer function. So, can I use my TV remote for the sleep timer function, even though, I use the converter box remote to receive the digital channels?
asked 11 months ago
By
Homeonthelake
on RCA DTA800B1 Digital TV Converter
2 answers
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answer 1
Yes. Using your sleep function will not be dictated by the signal; however, the converter will remain on until you turn it off.
answered 5 months ago
By
VivaLaWally
answer 2
YES YOU CAN, THE TV WILL CUT OFF BUT NOT THE CONVERTER BOX
answered 11 months ago
By
BandageGirl
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Can one DTV box serve multiple TV's?

Does this type of box have multiple connections to service two TV's? Or would I need one on each television?
asked 5 months ago
By
JillyBear
on RCA DTA800B1 Digital TV Converter
2 answers
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answer 1
No, each box is good for one television.
answered 5 months ago
By
CommunityAnswer
answer 2
It has one connection for one TV. You would need one box for each TV. I do not see why you cannot use a splitter, but the only issue would be that all televisions must watch the same channel. I believe each set would lessen the signal strength also. I have two of these boxes off of one antenna and one TV's signal is not as strong as the other- but each TV can view a different channel because each TV has its own box.
answered 5 months ago
By
VivaLaWally
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