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RCA Digital TV Converter Box, DTA800

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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

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

asked 5 years, 10 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, 4 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, 10 months ago
By
catdaddyslim
 - south
Question

DVR/Converter Box Question

I have a DVR and the the information booklet, what there was, is only for a VCR. I hooked everything up as it showed, replacing the DVR with the VCR in the instructions. When I record shows they come in fuzzy both with the converterbox turned on and turned off. Help!
asked 5 years, 7 months ago
By
Schultz31
 - IL
on RCA Digital TV Converter Box, DTA800
2 answers
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answer 1
If your dvr has a digital tuner already built in, do not use the converter box with it.
answered 5 years, 4 months ago
By
dl73
 - ks
answer 2
Not being familiar with DVR's, I'm not sure if they work without a source such as cable or satellite. Presuming they work without that type of input, you'll still need an antenna of some sort to be connected. The converter alone even without a DVR will require an antenna, even if it's nothing but rabbit ears.
answered 5 years, 6 months ago
By
oaktownlady
 - Las Vegas, NV
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, 3 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, 3 months ago
By
Kyle94
 - Tennessee
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, 9 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, 9 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, 9 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, 9 months ago
By
lvnxxl
 - Chesapeake, VA
Question

Can a converter box be connected through a satellite receiver?

asked 5 years, 9 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, 8 months ago
By
jaybyrd33
answer 2
Sure, if you want to.
answered 5 years, 9 months ago
By
wounderwoman
 - ******
Question

all i get is a blue screen

i have the rca model, as it is the only one sold at walmart. problem is, after i hooked it up to my antenna and vcr, all i get is a blue screen, not even the "no signal" screen people keep talking about. i've tried switching the box and the tv from channel 3 to 4 but to no avail. help!
asked 5 years, 7 months ago
By
mapetite526
 - iowa
on RCA Digital TV Converter Box, DTA800
2 answers
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answer 1
First, try hooking it up directly to your TV and make sure you have the input set correctly on the tv. Then make sure the light on the box changes from yellow to green. Surprisingly, it can be hard to tell. Then go into the menu and scan for channels.
answered 5 years, 4 months ago
By
dl73
 - ks
answer 2
Try taking the VCR out of the mix to see if that works. If not, the box may be defective.
answered 5 years, 6 months ago
By
TJinLA
 - Long Beach, CA
Question

my tv is a Apex, will a converter box work

i have a older Apex tv, will the converter box work with this
asked 5 years, 6 months ago
By
rallen210
 - Long Beach,Ca
on RCA Digital TV Converter Box, DTA800
2 answers
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answer 1
As long as it has a antenna input jack. YES
answered 5 years, 6 months ago
By
opuiohrgp8oyn
answer 2
I am not 100% sure, but I believe it works with all tvs that are cable ready. I have a VERY old tv in my son's room and the converter box works on it.
answered 5 years, 6 months ago
By
an anonymous customer
 - Oklahoma City
Question

Does Walmart stores carry the RCA DTA 800 or the 800b1?

What is the difference between the two?
Will Walmart carry any models with s-video output?
asked 5 years, 10 months ago
By
koiman
on RCA Digital TV Converter Box, DTA800
1 answer
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answer 1
Most Regular Wal-Mart Stores in this area carry the RCA Convert Box while showing the Magnavox. But I have only found the Magnavox at the Super Walmart.
answered 5 years, 10 months ago
By
RVW6471
 - Port Orchard, WA
Question

will a digital converter box work with/on a 5" portable TV???

asked 5 years, 10 months ago
By
an anonymous customer
on RCA Digital TV Converter Box, DTA800
1 answer
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answer 1
Yes, but do keep in mind that even if the portable TV is battery powered, you will still need to plug the converter box into an outlet for it to work.
answered 5 years, 10 months ago
By
Fromby
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