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Converter Boxes

Posted by bonelady (My Page) on
Mon, Aug 25, 08 at 11:50

I have sent for the $40 coupon to purchase a convertor box. I have Cable on the first floor and basement but not on the 2nd floor in the bedrooms. I don;t want to go thru have wires fished and cable upstairs just to watch the news before bed.

Any suggestions about waht to look for in these boxes when I go shopping? One bedroom is connected to a master antenna on the roof of my townhouse, but the other bedroom does not have an antenna outlet.

My elderly mother stays with me a little more frequently and I want to a put a TV in tat room also.


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RE: Converter Boxes

if your local statio is close enough, a set of rabbit ears on top of the tv will suffice. for more distant stations you will need to get it to the outside antenna. you will need 1 convertor for EACH tv. the convertors use their own remote to change channles, so you can't just stick 1 somewhere and feed teh rest.


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RE: Converter Boxes

If you get a tuner with "RF Pass Through", when you turn off the box you can then still tune your local analog channels on your tv.


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"If you get a tuner with "RF Pass Through", when you turn off the box you can then still tune your local analog channels on your tv."

but that does no good in 6 months!


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But it works for now.


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RE: Converter Boxes

I think that it will all become a little clearer (sorry, couldn't resist) next Feb. Unitl than I have my converter boxes and powered rabbit ears ready to go...


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RE: Converter Boxes

Thanks everyone! I'm shopping this week-end. I think I get a digital TV for my room and get some antenna wire hooked up for the guest room.


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