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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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1080i HD?

Will I get 1080i HD picture on my HD-ready set? I have a Samsung HD-ready LT-P326W purchased about 4 years ago. It has NTSC, but not ATSC or QAM. What do I need to get the best over the air picture quality on this set?
asked 5 years, 10 months ago
By
JohnInPS
 - Palm Springs
on RCA Digital TV Converter Box, DTA800
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HD- Ready is the key word here. Any product out there can be ready for anything. In this case your 1080i (Pixels per sq in) may not be accessible until you throw a converter array into it. Either a converter box (Which drops the dpi from 1080 to 730) or better yet, get a blue ray player and try watching a movie. The player will adjust (and show) if it is capable of 1080i.
answered 5 years, 9 months ago
By
LapDRx
 - Muskogee, Ok
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What are the cables included with RCA Digital TV Converter Box, DTA800

asked 5 years, 10 months ago
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an anonymous customer
 - 60060
on RCA Digital TV Converter Box, DTA800
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There is only ONE RF coaxial cable.
answered 5 years, 9 months ago
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DeEdra
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re: RCA converter DTA800

Will we still be able to use our universal remote that operates the TV, VCR, DVD player & the tuner?
asked 5 years, 10 months ago
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spazz
 - houston, tx
on RCA Digital TV Converter Box, DTA800
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yes.
answered 5 years, 10 months ago
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wounderwoman
 - ******
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How to hook up a tv and vcr to the digital tv converter box.

I have an old TV that is not connected to cable, just rabbit ears. I use an attached VCR every day.
I purchased a digital tv converter box and now find out it cannot be used with a VCR. Any suggestions?
asked 5 years, 9 months ago
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an anonymous customer
on RCA Digital TV Converter Box, DTA800
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you should be able to hook your vcr up to it right now i have my tv converter box ps2 and dvd player all hooked totegther i'm sorry icant help any further because i cant actually see you tv and connections but if it has audio video plugs in you tv and vcr it should work
answered 5 years, 9 months ago
By
ReDnEcKRoSe86
 - Jacksonville ,Florida
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Does anyone know the code for a zenith tv.

asked 5 years, 7 months ago
By
Norretta
on RCA Digital TV Converter Box, DTA800
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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, 7 months ago
By
denise510
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Why does this product need another remote?

We recently installed an HD antenna, which only requires one remote control to use it. Now with this converter box are we back to using two remotes again?
asked 5 years, 4 months ago
By
gfcswife
 - Chesterfield, MI
on RCA Digital TV Converter Box, DTA800
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Sorry, but the converter box remote will only control the tv and the box. However, you can buy remotes like this one: http://www.walmart.com/catalog/product.do?product_id=10104730 at Wal-Mart that enable you to control a TV, a converter box, and auxillary components (vcr, dvd, etc.). This is what I did, using that remote.
answered 5 years, 4 months ago
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Kyle94
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Converter boxes & cable TV?

I've got cable in my home and know we won't need the converter boxes once the transition happens in February. I've got one digital cable box from the cable co. and the picture is great on that one TV...the others have no box and the picture is only so-so. My question is this: is this RCA converter box compatible with a cable signal or is it specifically only for over the air? And if it is compatible, will it improve the quality of my cable signal like the digital cable box in my house does?
asked 5 years, 11 months ago
By
ShoreChris
on RCA Digital TV Converter Box, DTA800
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All Digital Converter Boxes are intended for over-the-air broadcasts only, not cable.
answered 5 years, 11 months ago
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DeEdra
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can you connect it to cable lines

asked 5 years, 11 months ago
By
gaye
on RCA Digital TV Converter Box, DTA800
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If you have cable, you don't need the converter box. It's only necessary if you have an analog tv that is NOT connected to satellite or cable.
answered 5 years, 11 months ago
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digidave2000
 - Texas
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How do you hookup a VCR and analog TV using 1 converter box?

asked 5 years, 11 months ago
By
buddie53
on RCA Digital TV Converter Box, DTA800
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answer 1
There may be several ways to hookup a VCR and analog TV, depending on how many and what kind of inputs your TV has, and what you want to do with the VCR.
Most of these converter boxes include detailed instructions for their boxes.
Essentially, you are inserting the converter box BETWEEN your antenna and TV. There is another option if your TV has AV inputs.
*** OPTION 1 (with AV inputs on TV)
1. Connect the outside antenna or rabbit ears to the Antenna In on the converter box.
2. Use an audio/video cable and connect the red/white/yellow connectors from the converter box to your VCR INPUTS. This will give you the best picture when recording.
3. Use another audio/video cable and connect the VCR OUTPUTS to the TV INPUTS.
4. Connect an RF cable from the RF OUTPUT on the converter box to the Antenna In on the Television.
With this, select AV Input to watch the VCR is recording. Select Channel 3 or 4 (as set on the Converter box) to bypass the VCR and watch HDTV directly from the converter box.
*** OPTION 2 (without AV input on TV)
If you don't have AV inputs, connect an RF cable from the RF Out connector on the converter box to the Antenna In on the VCR. Then add another RF cable from the RF OUT on the VCR to the Antenna In on the TV. Set the converter box to a different channel than the VCR is set (3 or 4).
With this option, you'll still set the TV to either channel 3 or 4, depending on what you want to watch - either HDTV from the converter box or the VCR output.
I've posted a simple diagram at
netmask (dot) com / dtv / hookup.gif
answered 5 years, 10 months ago
By
Amemait
 - Austin TX
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Does a LCD Television need a converter

I have a analog TV and understand I need a converter box. I just purchased a 19" Wide TFT Sansui LCD Television with digital tuner from WalMart today, do I need a converter box for that also. And do I need a antenna for both.

Thank you in advance for your response.
asked 5 years, 10 months ago
By
Alethea
 - Riverside, RI
on RCA Digital TV Converter Box, DTA800
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You will need an antenna for each TV. However, all newer TVs have a built-in ATSC tuner that does the digital-to-analog conversion. You can check the specs for your new TV, but it should list that it has an ATSC tuner. So you should only need a converter box for your old analog TV.
answered 5 years, 9 months ago
By
aleverin
 - Austin, TX
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