Will a rooftop antenna work with a digital converter box?
Short answer: Yes!
Longer answer: Digital TV and Analog TV share much in common; they are both radio signals, and in the same bands -- in fact the channel number assignments for the physical channels are identical. Your rooftop antenna picks up the radio signal no matter what is encoded on it. It is up to the receiver (your converter box, f'r'instance) to make sense of what comes from that antenna. Select a VHF/UHF type.
What kind of digital converter? Digital TV converter? Digital sound converter? Video converter? So many different analogue sources can be converted to digital... ...and there is usually a converter available or that can be made to work.
It will work with the channels that have switched to digital, but unless your converter box can take in both analog and digital, you will have to wait for the analog ones to switch.
For most people, their old antenna will work just fine. Don't let the people at the electronics store fool you, there is no such thing as an "HD antenna." There is nothing special that needs to be done to an antenna to receive HD signals. In fact, many of the antennas that are being marketed as "HD antennas" are inferior UHF-only antennas that receive a smaller set of signals than your old antenna. However, some… Read More
How do I get a Comcast remote to turn an Insignia digital converter box on and off
Yes, the amplified antenna will sometimes make the TV set work where a unpowered will not.
Get a digital to analog converter box or connect it to a digital DVD or vcr.
Not all universal remote work with digital converter boxes, there is one that does work with Magnavox converter boxes, the RCA RCR503.
How can I connect both from the wall cable and antenna wire to my HD TV My cable provider offers a low cost 10-12 dollars a month plan I dont want to rent cable box or use a manual switch?
The antennan wire on your HDTV will connect to the back of the television set, if it is antenna compatible. The wall cable will go to the audio in location where you connect the coaxial cable. A digital antenna converter box will be needed to make the television work without a true digital signal coming into the home.
Yes, you can connect an antenna to it and receiver OTA digital signals.
yes, a blue ray player will work with a digital converter, I'm a electronics tech in business 5o years.
It's not as simple as making a cable that fits. Digital audio cables and digital signals, both coaxial and optical, require a digital input. You need to convert the digital signal to analog to work with older receivers. These are available (Google Digital to Analog Converter or DA Converter). Just about every device that has a digital output will also have an analog stereo output, which will work with your old gear.
A standards converter.
What indoor antenna is best for receiving digital over the air television in a city where a tall building is in the way?
An indoor antenna that is plugged into a wall outlet is going to be best for receiving digital television when a tall building is in the way. There are also digital television antennas that work through the USB port on the computer.
Connect the VCR to the HDTV thru the video cables, (video 2) input. Connection Options 1. TV Antenna --> Converter Box --> VCR --> your television. 2. TV Antenna --> Converter Box --> VCR PLUS your television This only works if your converter box has at least two types of output: one type of output that the VCR has an input for AND another type of output that your television has an input for. 3… Read More
0519... It will partially work.
Can a graphics card with dvi-i output work with a 15 pin vga monitor via a converter advertised as dvi-a to vga?
no because dvi is digital while vga is analog. the only way you could get it to work would be to have a converter box that converted the digital signal to analog.
There is a step by step tutorial for building a digital TV antenna out of wire at www.thetutorgenie.com/DigitalAntenna.html I have made 2 of them and they work great. Try this avs forum: http://www.avsforum.com/avs-vb/showthread.php?t=798265
I have my analog receiver hooked up properly but i can't get the main menu to show on tv all i get is snow on tv what do i need to do?
As of the DTV transition in June 2008, your tv and radio will no longer be able to receive analog signals of any kind. Some stations were running both analog and digital stations throughout the transition but now the only channels that are allowed to do so is public access stations (which run local programming, i.e. school events, etc.. NOT ABC, NBC, etc...) The only way for you to view programs now is to get… Read More
Do you need antenna to receive digital signals on LCD TV the TV has a built in HDTuner Can we use indoor antenna?
All TVs including new ATSC Digital ones use the same frequencies as older NTSC Analog sets. An amplified antenna is recommended because there is a threshold where a weak analog signal will be visible (with considerable static) but a digital tuner will not have sufficient strength to display a digital (no noise or static) picture. Outdoor roof Antennas work great as well, you don't need an HDTV antenna, discount stores should have one for around… Read More
You should be able to get an adapter from Radio Shack. Either become comfortable describing the leads from your antenna in words so that you can explain what they look like to a sales person, or simply take your antenna with you if it is small. Or, describe the connection from the antenna here and someone can point to something online that would work for you.
Not without a converter. The inexpensive converters used to convert digital TV to analog for older sets should work.
Digital signals are being sent now, so the converter will work now.
Only if the TV has a digital (ATSC) tuner. If it has an analog (NTSC) tuner only, it will not work with over-the-air digital broadcasts. In that case you'll need some sort of converter.
Maybe they're not yet broadcasting in digital (although time's running out) or it's a TV station translater transmitter (in which case, I don't think they have to switch it over to digital any time soon) or your converter box isn't sensitive enough to receive enough of a signal to make it work properly.
What does it mean for Americans now that the House officially voted to move the DTV conversion deadline from February 17 to June 12 2009?
It means that Televisions that get their reception from an antenna will not work after June 12. Now Americans with Antenna TV will have more time to get a Converter Box.
One day receiving all channels on antenna next only Chs 6 12 and 40 Not a weak signal NO signal as if there is no broadcast from station Converter box amplifier and TV work fine.?
Try rescanning the set. Did the antenna get turned to a wrong direction?
No, a television converter box will not work on a police radio scanner. There is currently no way to make this conversion. One cost-effective method of listening to digital police, fire and other communications without purchasing a digital police scanner is through the download and installation of a free smartphone application which receives digital transmissions. There are many available for both Android and iPhone.
Yes. The DVD player does,'t usually go through the tuner. The "new digital TV" just means that it has a digital tuner. This won't affect things like DVD players that don't use the antenna input.
The difference is resolution. at Normal TV has a resolution of 480. a PC monitor can go way higher than 480. Probably around 1440 or more. But that's the difference. A higher Pixel count. Probably a different Refresh rate too. Technically, a television has tuners; a monitor does not. The monitor doesn't have a tuner it would need help in order to work with an antenna. The help would come in the form of an… Read More
remotes that are built for cable boxes like the cox remote is a universal remote control. although this is a universal remote, it normally will only work with cox digital converter cable boxes. therefore if the digital converter box that you want to control is from cox or motorola (or similar supported affiliate of cox) then pressing the CABLE button will control that said digital converter box. The AUX button will normally not control another… Read More
Why is RCN in Easton PA making customers get digital converter boxes and charging 8.95 a month more?
All of the cable companies are dropping analog channels in the near future. They are doing this in an effort to offer more HD (High Definition) programming. Newer sets with digital tuners will work without a converter box but older sets with analog tuners will go black. The $8.95 fee is a rental fee for up to four converter boxes.
Try to connect yellow into the green input while using red and white to the matching inputs. If this does not work, you may need a converter box sold about anywhere online RCA to digital/HDMi converter.
If you want to get HD package from dishTV because of the channel lineup but you have analog TV will you still get the reception?
It really depends on the Dish receiver that you get from them. If it has a composite video output, you might be able to use it. If not, then most likely you're stuck with only a RF (antenna) connection or a strictly digital connection. There is a way around that though. By using the 'fixed channel output" on the dish receiver (usually set to channel three or four, although you can change it in the… Read More
Your VCR does not determine what digital channels you will and will not receive, even if it a digital VCR. The type and placement of your antenna determines that. You may need to re-position your antenna to get certain stations. I would suggest you go to dtv.gov. (go to get help locally at the top of the home page and select dtv reception maps). From there put your address where it says enter location. From… Read More
A DIGITAL electric meter when measuring voltage uses an analog to digital converter (ADC) to measure the input voltage and convert it to a digital representation. The numeric value is sent to a circuit that integrates the data and formats it for the display system where a human or other system can read the voltage indicated. This is a very simple explanation but it does get the point across.
Since the digital transition I cannot get any of the major networks digital transmissions. I could get all four major networks and local channels High Def. I have a HD channelmaster antenna that work?
ReSCAN your TV set for DTV channels and go to www.tvfool.com for important information.
Probably because they require more signal strength for them to work properly, or maybe because yours is on the defective side.
Yes, but if your cable company is no longer sending analog channels down the cable, it won't work without a digital converter box.
The answer to the questions depends on where you are. In the recent change to digital in the UK, many existing analog aerials work perfectly with the new service although others have had to be changed. Generally, in areas where the digital terrestrial service is using similar frequencies to the analog service and where there is good signal strength, the old aerial is likely to work. The results will vary between countries and even between… Read More
The short answer is NO!! The law only states that all TV broadcasts in the US must be in DIGITAL format, not the current analog. Your old antennas will work, however you will need to have a digital tuner. If you google DTV transition you will find ways to get a coupon and where to find the tuners.
it means take the antenna out of the power outlet, it won't work!
An antenna transmits electromagnetic radiation from the currents on the conducting surface of the antenna, which might be a length of wire or it could be a parabolic reflector.
There is no product called a plasma antenna but a television antenna will work with a plasma television in exactly the same way as other telvisions.
The K40 will not work as a marine band antenna, as it is "cut" (optimised) for 26-30Mhz. The Marine Band of frequencies is usually found 156-174Mhz.
find a connector adapter for your antenna to connect to the new tv.
That will depend on your location and the signal strength of your antenna. Use *1 for help in figuring out which antenna will work best for your location.
From the way I see it, if you currently have cable or satellite television, you have no worries. You are already viewing a digital image - please do not confuse "digital" with "high definition" television - High def is another form of existing digitized signal which requires additional fees for the monthly service. The free "over the air" (analog) transmissions of signals (from a transmitter tower) to existing rabbit ears or rooftop aerial will cease… Read More
depending on the tv you could use different a/v inputs. if it is basic cable it can be connected to antenna input on the satellite receiver will work as if connected strat to the TV. if it is a digital cable box the first is only option.
The same as they work in any other digital device. It doesn't matter if it is a digital watch, digital multimeter, digital scale, digital thermometer, digital computer, etc.; the logic gates work the same.
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