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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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No longer have cable, but have digital ready tv does box work

asked 5 years, 1 month ago
By
gmr950
on RCA Digital TV Converter Box, DTA800
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If you indeed have a "digital ready" tv set, then you do not need a converter box, you just need an antenna.
answered 4 years, 10 months ago
By
Kyle94
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Where can I buy this converter?

I have tried three stores in the New York City area, all do not carry it. Why is it not available to purchase online?
asked 5 years, 9 months ago
By
TaiChiFrank
 - Long Island, NY
on RCA Digital TV Converter Box, DTA800
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This item isn't offered online because the coupons cannot be processed on our website. Keep checking your local stores, they should carry either the RCA or the Magnavox converter box.
answered 5 years, 9 months ago
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Blurayfan
 - bentonville, ar
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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, 9 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, 9 months ago
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solas
 - Indianapolis
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Do any retailers honor an expired TV converter coupon card?

asked 5 years, 8 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, 8 months ago
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wounderwoman
 - ******
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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, 7 months ago
By
dkley
 - Minnesota
on RCA Digital TV Converter Box, DTA800
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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, 6 months ago
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oaktownlady
 - Las Vegas, NV
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Does anyone know the code for a Sylvania television?I lost my code sheet.

asked 5 years, 5 months ago
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an anonymous customer
on RCA Digital TV Converter Box, DTA800
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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, 5 months ago
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eauxneauxnotmetoo
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lost my remote, can i get another one? RCA model DTA800B1L

asked 5 years, 2 months ago
By
christy3
on RCA Digital TV Converter Box, DTA800
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I got a remote from 1800customersupport.com cost was 15.00 with a shipping fee (to illinois of 5.50 just click on rca and follow the prompts.
answered 5 years, 1 month ago
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mikesoxfan
 - chicago
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how do I connect my VCR with the TV & Converter

RCA DTA800B1
asked 5 years, 2 months ago
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1TOY
on RCA Digital TV Converter Box, DTA800
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I would suggest if your tv has avalible RCA inputs (Yellow, Red & White) inputs hooking your vcr to your tv that way and running the converter box via Coax.
answered 5 years, 2 months ago
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nickm20
 - Kentucky
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After 3-4 weeks, the converter will not turn on. Why?

At first the remote worked, then we had to use the actual box, now the box won't turn on. Is this unit defective? If so, how do I exchange it? Or, how do we get it to work?
asked 5 years, 8 months ago
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an anonymous customer
on RCA Digital TV Converter Box, DTA800
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I would contact the manufacturer for help. I don't think this is normal.
answered 5 years, 8 months ago
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Blurayfan
 - bentonville, ar
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tv converter box and rabbit ears on small tvs

I bought the tv converter thing with the coupon. I have a 13 inch tv with rabbit ears. I just connected it up last night and when it gets to that part on scanning, I am only getting perhaps 2-3 channels. I used the cord included in the box, it mentioned an optional video/audio connection, but I take it that is not a must, right?
I only have one place to connect anything on the back of the tv.
asked 5 years, 8 months ago
By
an anonymous customer
on RCA Digital TV Converter Box, DTA800
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answer 1
You are correct. The audio/video cables will not improve your channel selection. If you do want better reception, purchasing a DTV antanna to add to your converter box may help.
answered 5 years, 8 months ago
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an anonymous customer
 - Florida
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