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Old 04-10-2008, 01:37 AM   #1
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TV Converter Box
Has anyone installed one yet? What did it entail? How hard was it to get to the cables? Without having seen a installation diagram or the box I assume the atennae goes into the converter and then out to the antennae our switch box.

Its said that we don't have to wait till the deadline to install the converter as many stations are broadcasting in digital now and it will help the reception. Thanks for your replies , a mechanical clutz.
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TV Converter Box
Has anyone installed one yet? What did it entail? How hard was it to get to the cables? Without having seen a installation diagram or the box I assume the atennae goes into the converter and then out to the antennae our switch box.

Its said that we don't have to wait till the deadline to install the converter as many stations are broadcasting in digital now and it will help the reception. Thanks for your replies , a mechanical clutz.
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Old 04-10-2008, 04:43 AM   #3
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I am interested in the responses for this also. I am not going to replace my 2006 model TV's in my motorhome for flatscreens yet, and will like to install a digital to analog box to receive the Digital signals.

I see that Winegard has a Digital to Analog box for $59 at Camping World.....
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Old 04-10-2008, 05:02 AM   #4
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I got my government $40 cards yesterday. Did a search and see Wal Mart has them for $42.00. I'm just wondering where they're gonna fit because my cabinet next to the TV has the surround sound module, VCR and DVD playre and not much room for anything else.
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Old 04-10-2008, 05:07 AM   #5
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Mr. Ranger, goto WWW.DTV2009.com.I got two 40.00 coupons from the government towards the purchase of the box. Radio Shack and Wal-Mart has them,,haven't checked the price. http://www.winnebagoind.com/resources/service/pdfs/2008...tal%20Television.pdf
tells all about digital tv. Suposed to have a article bout installation in May. I must not have rejoined cause I haven't seen any issues lately...good luck,,,jim
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Old 04-10-2008, 05:10 AM   #6
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Here are some websites that might help you out. This website FCC DTV Information will give you some details about what you need, when you need it, and what your options are.

This website Setup Guidewill give you some instructions about installation.

I hope this helps.
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Old 04-10-2008, 05:16 AM   #7
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Thanks Jamie, The setup is just about how I figured it. Hope fully the article in the WIT magazine will tell us how to get it in the MOHO.\Good Miles
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Frontranger, just noticed yours is a 06 it may already be digital and in that case you will not need a box. Only if you are not using Satelite or Cable and you have a Analog set. I don't use Satelite and mine is definetly a Analog set, so I need the box when I use the crank up antennae...Good Miles
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Old 04-10-2008, 06:03 AM   #9
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Well my coach is an 07 and both tv's are analog - they were built in 05!! It's easy to check - get your model number and look it up on the mfg intermet page it will tell you if your set is analog or digital. All sets built in 07 must be digital - so if your set is an 07 or o8 you don't have to worry.

I also found that Wineguard (manufacturer of most bat wing antenna's) has a lot of info on the "box" which can be purcjased at one of their dealers.
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I bought a box from Camping World last year. Hooked it up thru the VCR and can't tell the difference. So I don't know if it works or not. Guess I'm outa luck on the $40 rebate thng too. Sometimes thing just don't go well!
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Winegard does offer a box, as well as many other companies.

Whatever box you choose, one important thing of note is that when installing it, you need to make sure your antenna is still recieving power.

The amplifier for the antenna is built into the head and needs 12v power to operate. Putting the converter box between the power source (for many this is the video selector switch) and the antenna will block this power, and severly deteriorate your antenna performance.
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<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Originally posted by Finhawk:
I bought a box from Camping World last year. Hooked it up thru the VCR and can't tell the difference. So I don't know if it works or not. Guess I'm outa luck on the $40 rebate thng too. Sometimes thing just don't go well! </div></BLOCKQUOTE>

You should notice a pretty significant difference, in that you will never see snow with a digital picture. If you are seeing snow, then most likely you have your TV (or VCR in this case) on the wrong channel.

With the converter boxes, they act in the same manner as a VCR or satellite receiver, in that you have to tune your TV to watch the box, then change channels on the box itself.
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I choose to simply just change out the TV,S and start fresh. Many of the old ones in MH,s seem to have a rather short life anyway. Just one more option.
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Old 04-10-2008, 06:48 AM   #14
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I'm not going to change out my perfectly good/new Sony TV's because of a digital signal vs an analog signal!!!

Get $40 coupons, and spend a net $2 for a box at Walmart!!
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