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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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will converter box work on computer monitor?

asked 5 years, 2 months ago
By
TrailerDog
on RCA Digital TV Converter Box, DTA800
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Probably not, unless your computer monitor has either an RF cable input (very unlikely) or an RCA input (slightly less unlikely).

You MIGHT be able to get some sort of converter that would turn the output of the box into a VGA or other computer-fortmat, but I don't know where that would be found.
answered 5 years ago
By
Geetar59
 - Belton, TX
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How do you hookup a VCR and analog TV using 1 converter box?

asked 5 years, 5 months ago
By
buddie53
on RCA Digital TV Converter Box, DTA800
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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, 5 months ago
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Amemait
 - Austin TX
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Use with battery TV

We go camping & use a battery TV, will this still work
asked 5 years, 5 months ago
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an anonymous customer
 - New Jersey
on RCA Digital TV Converter Box, DTA800
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The RCA converter box does not have a battery. It must be plugged into a 120V power supply to operate.
answered 5 years, 5 months ago
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1Helper
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Do any retailers honor an expired TV converter coupon card?

asked 5 years, 5 months ago
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an anonymous customer
on RCA Digital TV Converter Box, DTA800
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No, not if it's expired
answered 5 years, 4 months ago
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wounderwoman
 - ******
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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 5 years, 5 months ago
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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 5 years, 5 months ago
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solas
 - Indianapolis
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Will i need a converter box for a van?

asked 5 years, 5 months ago
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an anonymous customer
on RCA Digital TV Converter Box, DTA800
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yes.
answered 5 years, 4 months ago
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wounderwoman
 - ******
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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 4 years, 10 months ago
By
SusieQ15
on RCA Digital TV Converter Box, DTA800
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SAP = Spanish language. My box dropped all sound. Turn it on and off.
answered 4 years, 10 months ago
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RNAY
 - Colorado Springs
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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 4 years, 11 months ago
By
debtwin1
on RCA Digital TV Converter Box, DTA800
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I tried the RCA, but the Magnavox has worked better for us
answered 4 years, 11 months ago
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MomofJetliNoa
 - Meridian, MS
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CAN I RECORD TV SHOWS WITH THE RCA DIGITAL CONVERTER BOX DTA800?

asked 4 years, 10 months ago
By
an anonymous customer
on RCA Digital TV Converter Box, DTA800
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answer 1
Yes and No, you can record shows "with it", but not "On it"
that is to say you can use a VCR or DVR to the output, and record a signal coming out of it, but this particular model is not a combo converter box / DVR.
answered 4 years, 8 months ago
By
Pat2
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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, 5 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, 4 months ago
By
LapDRx
 - Muskogee, Ok
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