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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

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Do these boxes work with basic cable?

I have Charter basic cable, and the box doesn't get any signal when hooked up with cable, Why? Charter says thier signal is digital through the cable, so shouldn't the box pick it up?
asked 5 years, 7 months ago
By
Snowshock
 - Duluth, MN.
on RCA Digital TV Converter Box, DTA800
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answer 1
This box has nothing to do with cable--it is designed to convert over the air digital signals into a signal that an old analog TV set can use. If you get TV through cable, you don't need a converter box.
answered 5 years, 6 months ago
By
Geetar59
 - Belton, TX
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Does anyone know the code for a Sylvania television?I lost my code sheet.

asked 5 years, 7 months ago
By
an anonymous customer
on RCA Digital TV Converter Box, DTA800
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answer 1
You can look it up on the internet. Just Google Sylvania television codes and a website should come up. I got mine that way for a different brand television. Good Luck.
answered 5 years, 7 months ago
By
eauxneauxnotmetoo
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RCA ANT2000 Smart Antenna is Here!

Have ordered the RCA ANT2000 antenna from Walmart.com. This is the antenna designed to take advantage of the Smart Antenna connector in your DTA800B box. I am having it shipped to local Walmart, I can hardly wait! Has anyone else plugged one in yet?
asked 6 years ago
By
MonkeyDoc
 - Eagan, MN
on RCA Digital TV Converter Box, DTA800
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answer 1
You got a great combo.
answered 5 years, 8 months ago
By
LuvinVicki
 - Sacramento Ca
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Closed Caption Won't Turn Off

how do I turn the closed caption off for the converter?
asked 5 years, 8 months ago
By
an anonymous customer
on RCA Digital TV Converter Box, DTA800
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answer 1
Go through your owner's manual and it will take you through the menu, leading you to the CC options.
answered 5 years, 8 months ago
By
oaktownlady
 - Las Vegas, NV
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With the new converter boxes are you able to record from your VCR from 2 different channels during the day?

Ex. I record Y & R on ch.4 at 11:00 and AMC on ch. 5 at noon. I've hated cable and dish boxes because apparently this cannot be done without you physically changing the channel. Kinda hard to do when I'm at work then.
asked 5 years, 9 months ago
By
dkley
 - Minnesota
on RCA Digital TV Converter Box, DTA800
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answer 1
No. These units do not have any time/channel shifting capabilities. I don't think any brand has that. VCR's are all but obsolete now.
answered 5 years, 8 months ago
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oaktownlady
 - Las Vegas, NV
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A Few Questions Before Purchase

I just have a few questions before purchase:

1.) Is this converter box available in any stores in the Pittsburgh, PA area? I checked one store and they only had the Magnavox box.

2.) Does this unit (DTA800) have analog pass-through? Some people said yes and others said that only the DTA800B1 had it and if the B1 is the only one that has it, is this box available also in the B1 version at any stores?

3.) Are there remote program codes available for Apex and Orion television sets available in the code booklet?

Thanks for any help!
asked 5 years, 8 months ago
By
an anonymous customer
 - Pittsburgh, PA
on RCA Digital TV Converter Box, DTA800
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answer 1
1) Unable to answer that.
2) No analog pass-through. These were manufactured before that feature was available on converter boxes. Those who said the B1 has it are correct.
3) Check the RCA website for codes for remote controls.
answered 5 years, 8 months ago
By
oaktownlady
 - Las Vegas, NV
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Emerson TV remote codes

I just purchased a RCA DTV converter box, everything works great. But, I can't get any of the codes to program on the remote, so I do not have volume control or power on & off. Does anyone have any different codes for the Emerson, other than what is in the book with the converter?
asked 5 years, 8 months ago
By
daju
 - Tennessee
on RCA Digital TV Converter Box, DTA800
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answer 1
You can find the list at http://www.avsforum.com/avs-vb/archive/index.php/t-1050699.html

In case the link does not work, list of code combination for your Emerson TV is here

Emerson 005,019, 020, 021, 022, 023, 024, 025, 026, 027, 028, 029, 030, 031, 032, 033, 034, 035, 036, 037, 093, 132, 140, 149, 157, 161, 169, 174, 185, 186, 189, 198, 200, 207, 274

You have quite a few combination to go through. Try out all of these combination to see which will work with your Emerson TV.

Hope this will help you!
answered 5 years, 8 months ago
By
TtorXenter
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does anyoe kow the code for a panasonic tv?

asked 5 years, 8 months ago
By
earljrod
 - Dallas
on RCA Digital TV Converter Box, DTA800
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answer 1
I just post my answer to the rating section. But you can find the PGM code at

http://www.avsforum.com/avs-vb/archive/index.php/t-1050699.html

In case you could not get to that link, the code for Panasonic TV are

Panasonic 040, 045, 125, 179, 187, 254, 257, 288, 299, 301

You have to try it out to see which combination will work with your TV.

Hope it will help you!
answered 5 years, 8 months ago
By
TtorXenter
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Coupons Accepted?

Since the govt. supposedly ran out of money for the converter box program, are the coupons still valid for the $40 at WalMart or any other vendor?
asked 5 years, 8 months ago
By
an anonymous customer
on RCA Digital TV Converter Box, DTA800
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answer 1
yes, if you have a coupon it's still good. Just used mine today.
answered 5 years, 8 months ago
By
a2d2
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Does anyone know the code for a zenith tv.

asked 5 years, 8 months ago
By
Norretta
on RCA Digital TV Converter Box, DTA800
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answer 1
It is listed in the back of your RCA booklet that comes with the converter box. . I think one of the codes is 232. . Good luck!
answered 5 years, 8 months ago
By
denise510
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