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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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Why do the letters "SAP" appear on the screen when we turn on the TV and there is no volume?

asked 5 years, 10 months ago
By
SusieQ15
on RCA Digital TV Converter Box, DTA800
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answer 1
SAP = Spanish language. My box dropped all sound. Turn it on and off.
answered 5 years, 10 months ago
By
RNAY
 - Colorado Springs
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installation difficulty of tv converter ??

Do you need desktop antenna or can you receve signal only with TV converter if you live in large metropolitan aera??
asked 5 years, 8 months ago
By
an anonymous customer
 - Southern California
on RCA Digital TV Converter Box, DTA800
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answer 1
You will need an antenna because most TV stations don't all broadcast from the same towers. You don't need a special antenna to receive the digital TV signal. Any old rabbit ears antenna will do. I saw one of these at Big Lots for $5 if you don't have one.
answered 5 years, 7 months ago
By
ahlbruce11938
 - portland, or
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How do you hookup a VCR and analog TV using 1 converter box?

asked 6 years, 5 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 6 years, 5 months ago
By
Amemait
 - Austin TX
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Converter box with directv

I have on old tv ( non HD compatable) in my bedroom. It is hooked up to receive the digital signales from Directv. I just upgraded my Directv to their HD format with an HD receiver. Now my bedroom TV will not pickup Directv's signal. Will a Converter box for the old tv in the bedroom pick up Directv's HD signals?
asked 5 years, 8 months ago
By
an anonymous customer
 - Greenfield Indiana
on RCA Digital TV Converter Box, DTA800
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answer 1
I am sorry but it will not. However, you can use the converter box with your old tv to view your regular local programming.
answered 5 years, 6 months ago
By
Kyle94
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wher do I find remote codes for a Philips TV

asked 6 years, 3 months ago
By
Dennis1964
 - Mid MO
on RCA Digital TV Converter Box, DTA800
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answer 1
Dennis I hope this can help you;

I have an RCA universal remote and these are some of the codes they mentionn for "Phillip-Magnavox TV''
Here goes;
023
089
094
404
068
090
134
071
091
385
072
092
387
073
093
397

You try these until you get it, then write that code down because you may need it again.
Some of those codes can also be used for you TV,VCR,DVD, also the audio CD players etc.
Good luck I hope this helps you.
answered 6 years, 3 months ago
By
Madeleine1936
 - NY
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if you have a roof top antenna split to 5 different tv's will one converter box work for all five and where does it get connected?

asked 6 years, 3 months ago
By
an anonymous customer
on RCA Digital TV Converter Box, DTA800
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answer 1
You will need a box for each set. Place each box between the cable bringing in the antenna and the set to which it was connected. If you only used one box it would control all five sets and you would have to watch the same thing on all five.
answered 6 years, 3 months ago
By
cheflarry
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i am getting one of these for my camper and am wondering if anybody has tried this, if so did it work for you

asked 5 years, 11 months ago
By
debtwin1
on RCA Digital TV Converter Box, DTA800
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answer 1
I tried the RCA, but the Magnavox has worked better for us
answered 5 years, 11 months ago
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MomofJetliNoa
 - Meridian, MS
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how do i get additional remote program codes for a zenith/vhs combo tv?

asked 6 years ago
By
an anonymous customer
on RCA Digital TV Converter Box, DTA800
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answer 1
You can call RCA at 1-800-252-6123
They will give you the codes and can email the manual.
answered 5 years, 11 months ago
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Kyle94
 - Tennessee
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will i have to add money to my converter coupons?

will i have to add money to the converter coupons?i ,m trying to get ready for the transition thats comming.my coupons are worth $40 each.
asked 6 years, 5 months ago
By
an anonymous customer
on RCA Digital TV Converter Box, DTA800
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bring your coupon to the Wal-Mart store at time of purchase. The $40 will be instantly deducted from the price of the converter box (it currently sells for under $50), thus your out-of-pocket expense would be under $10.
In other words, you'll pay under $10, rather than paying full price, then getting refund of $40.
answered 6 years, 5 months ago
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solas
 - Indianapolis
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CONCERNS DTV BOX

CAN YOU USE CONVERTER WITH JUST RABBIT EARS AS ANTENNA? OR DOES IT REQUIRE ANTEENA ON THE HOUSE ITRIED ACRAIG IT WOULDNT DO ANYTHING
asked 5 years, 6 months ago
By
MOUSSEE
on RCA Digital TV Converter Box, DTA800
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answer 1
yes you can use rabbit ears. i also have problems with reception i can only get reception in two rooms of the house. you might try an outdoor antenna sorry hope this helps
answered 5 years, 4 months ago
By
lovewallyworld106
 - knoxville,tn
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