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RCA Digital TV Converter Box, DTA800

Customer Questions & Answers for
RCA Digital TV Converter Box, DTA800

Purchase a digital converter box for $49.87 (with coupon, $9.87*) Digital converter boxes receive over-the-air digital TV broadcasts for viewing on TVs that do not have built-in digital tuners. If you wish to keep using your analog TV set, you must purchase a digital converter box. Digital converter boxes are available at Wal-Mart stores nationwide. For additional information and to apply for digital converter box coupons, visit www.dtv2009.gov or call 1-888-DTV-2009.
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Questions & Answers for RCA RCA Digital TV Converter Box, DTA800

Question

does the rca coverter remote has a power button on it for the tv?

asked 5 years, 7 months ago
By
39male
 - 01550
on RCA Digital TV Converter Box, DTA800
2 answers
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answer 1
Just look at the picture above, click on enlarge, zoom in and you will see the T.V. Power Button.
answered 5 years, 7 months ago
By
opuiohrgp8oyn
answer 2
Yes, with the converter box remote you can turn your tv on and off and control the volume.
answered 5 years, 7 months ago
By
an anonymous customer
 - Oklahoma City
Question

no volume control on converter box, one on the remote.

i bought a rca converter box and there is volume control on the remote,but not on the converter box.
asked 5 years, 7 months ago
By
rallen210
 - Long Beach,Ca
on RCA Digital TV Converter Box, DTA800
2 answers
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answer 1
Once you program the remote to control your tv, you can use the volume buttons on the remote, but if you loose the remote, you would then have to use the buttons on the box to change channels and the buttons on the TV to change volume. On the remote that comes with this unit. The darker grey buttons control TV functions once the remote is programmed for your TV and the lighter colored buttons onctrol the converter box functions.
answered 5 years, 5 months ago
By
dl73
 - ks
answer 2
Yes, you are right, it's on the remote, that is enough for me.
answered 5 years, 6 months ago
By
Momo91746
Question

What are the codes to program the remote to control my Emerson tv?

asked 5 years, 4 months ago
By
an anonymous customer
on RCA Digital TV Converter Box, DTA800
2 answers
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answer 1
Call RCA at 800-252- 6123. They can give you the codes or email the manual to you.
answered 5 years, 4 months ago
By
Kyle94
answer 2
You can call RCA at 1-800-252-6123
They will give you the codes and can email the manual. I was in the same situation.
answered 5 years, 4 months ago
By
Kyle94
 - Tennessee
Question

Cant get converter box to turn the T.V on or to adjust the TV volume.

asked 5 years, 8 months ago
By
an anonymous customer
on RCA Digital TV Converter Box, DTA800
2 answers
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answer 1
You also might want to check to see if there is more than one code that is listed for your brand of TV and try them all to see if a different code will give you access to more functions.
answered 5 years, 7 months ago
By
scottls2
 - Cleveland, Ohio
answer 2
Assuming the converter boxes' remote is programmed correctly, If you cannot turn on your tv then the converter boxes remote is not compatible with your tv. You will have to use both remotes unless you are willing to buy a programmable remote.
answered 5 years, 8 months ago
By
MikeM123
Question

I got my $40 coupon, is there a minimum on how much the convertor box has to be?

asked 5 years, 7 months ago
By
an anonymous customer
 - dallas, tx
on RCA Digital TV Converter Box, DTA800
2 answers
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answer 1
No, you can pay as much as you want to, but WHY ! The Ads will say if the converter box you are looking at is eligable to use the coupon.
answered 5 years, 7 months ago
By
opuiohrgp8oyn
answer 2
As far as I know, there isn't a minimum. I purchased mine for a little over $10 with tax.
answered 5 years, 7 months ago
By
an anonymous customer
 - Oklahoma City
Question

is an antenna neccessary to use this box?

asked 5 years, 3 months ago
By
saphillips
on RCA Digital TV Converter Box, DTA800
2 answers
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answer 1
If you do not use the cable from your wall to get a clear picture (before using the converter box) yes you will need an antenna. Some digital or flat screen televisions will pick up channels but even then you will get more channels and better reception with an antennea.
answered 5 years, 3 months ago
By
Sansanda
 - TN
answer 2
Yes, you still need a digital antenna. We found that the small indoor antennas do not work in our area. So we will get a larger one that mounts in the attic. Also make sure to get one that is UHF/VHF.
answered 5 years, 3 months ago
By
RNAY
 - Colorado Springs
Question

Has anyone tried the converter box with just the rabbit ears antenna?

asked 5 years, 11 months ago
By
Catpuzzler
 - South Carolina
on RCA Digital TV Converter Box, DTA800
2 answers
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answer 1
Digital signal seems more suceptable to interference and does not travel as well as analog signal, so you may have to put up an outdoor antenna like I did, but you have nothing to loose by trying the rabbit ears first. Check antennaweb.org to see what stations you should be able to pull in.
answered 5 years, 5 months ago
By
dl73
 - ks
answer 2
worked just fine for me using the same old rabbit ears. i get all the local digital channels with great reception. looks good even on my old tv!
answered 5 years, 11 months ago
By
catdaddyslim
 - south
Question

Will my non-remote TV now have a remote with the DTV converter?

asked 5 years, 10 months ago
By
PamG
 - SC
on RCA Digital TV Converter Box, DTA800
2 answers
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answer 1
Yes! Your old tv will now have a remote! You will not change channels on the tv as before, but with the new remote instead.
answered 5 years, 10 months ago
By
BachmaSt
 - Hillsboro, OH
answer 2
Yes. Isn't it great!! You will tune your TV to channel 3. You can then change the channels and volume with the included remote.
answered 5 years, 10 months ago
By
lvnxxl
 - Chesapeake, VA
Question

im confused, do u still have to have an outside antenna or rabbit ears for these boxes 2 work?

asked 5 years, 10 months ago
By
an anonymous customer
on RCA Digital TV Converter Box, DTA800
2 answers
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answer 1
Yes, if you currently use an antenna to receive tv signals (not using cable or sattelite pay tv), then you will still need your antenna with the new converter box.
answered 5 years, 10 months ago
By
BachmaSt
 - Hillsboro, OH
answer 2
Yes. The rabbit ears or outside ant. you currently have will hook up to the rear of the unit.
answered 5 years, 10 months ago
By
lvnxxl
 - Chesapeake, VA
Question

Can a converter box be connected through a satellite receiver?

asked 5 years, 10 months ago
By
an anonymous customer
on RCA Digital TV Converter Box, DTA800
2 answers
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answer 1
There is no reason to do so since satellite receivers are already digital. They have been for years...
answered 5 years, 9 months ago
By
jaybyrd33
answer 2
Sure, if you want to.
answered 5 years, 9 months ago
By
wounderwoman
 - ******
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