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RCA  Digital TV Converter

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RCA DTA800B1 - Digital TV tuner

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RCA DTA800B1 - Digital TV tuner

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ericdn
Jan 20 , 2011
A great alternative to buying an expensive HDTV set

Not everyone wants to replace their old analogue TV sets, especially if they're still in perfect working order.  In addition, the bad economy means that people are looking for ways to save money, including discontinuing their cable or satellite TV subscriptions.  However, now that digital television has taken over, there needs to be a way for "old-fashioned" TVs to receive the new over-the-air digital signals.

The RCA digital converter box is a perfect choice for people who want to breathe new life into their old TV sets, especially for those who want to stop paying for television and receive free over-the-air signals again.

Using this digital converter box is extremely easy.  Plug your antenna into the box and plug the box into your TV with the included cable.  The markings on the back of the box make figuring out what goes where easy.  Plug the box into the wall electrical outlet, and you're ready to begin.

Tune your TV to channel 3 or 4 (use the switch on the back of the box to find the channel that works best for you).  The first thing you will need to do is to scan for the available channels.  Once this is done, simply tune your digital converter box to the channel you want to watch, and that's all there is to it!  You will use the digital converter box, not your TV's built-in tuner, to change channels.

The on-screen display not only tells you what channel you are watching, but also what program you're watching, and a short description of the program, assuming the station you're watching broadcasts that information.  (Most do.)  This box also receives all the digital sub-channels that are broadcast in your area.  More importantly, some low-powered TV stations still broadcast in analogue format, which this box also receives, so you won't miss out on any stations in your area.

The on-screen menu to set up the box is very user-friendly, and the box itself is so easy to use - I had mastered it in all of two minutes.

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SuChu
Oct 20 , 2013
Have Purchased all same problem.
I like being able to see how many channels that was scanned. The problem I've had with them is the sound suddenly cuts out. Also, one of them starts rolling the picture. I've purchased 2 at another store and 2 at Kmart thinking these would be ok. They do the same things. Also, do not like not having the info listed and would like to have a recall button. $49.99 is a lot to have all of them to do the same mistakes. Must be a bad batch. Lot of channels is scanned, but does not work on any of my tv's. I purchased 2 @ one store, took them back and came to Kmart to purchase 2 more.
 

commander201314

Norwalk, CA

May 13 , 2014
Overall
converter

It work good, had a little trouble at first but received more channel then when the converter first came out. now I can enjoy the old black and white movie.

I would recommend this product to a friend.

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oldschoolTV

Saint Petersburg, FL

Dec 23 , 2013
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Cut the cable!

Best feature:can keep prior channels when rescanned.Found 41 FREE channels using indoor RCA antenna.Remote works w/ TV too. Channel buttons on box & can be placed flat or upright. Menu a bit confusing or would be 5 star

I would recommend this product to a friend.

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SuChu

Nashville, TN

Oct 20 , 2013
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Have Purchased all same problem.

I like being able to see how many channels that was scanned. The problem I've had with them is the sound suddenly cuts out. Also, one of them starts rolling the picture. I've purchased 2 at another store and 2 at Kmart thinking these would be ok. They do the same things. Also, do not like not having the info listed and would like to have a recall button. $49.99 is a lot to have all of them to do the same mistakes. Must be a bad batch. Lot of channels is scanned, but does not work on any of my tv's. I purchased 2 @ one store, took them back and came to Kmart to purchase 2 more.


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Jun 29 , 2013
via sears.com
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Hopefully you won't have any problems

Purchased in Mid March, started to "mute on it's own", took a while to figure out and tried to unplug everything...including TV, TIVO and digital box. After 3rd time muting and having to unplug in Mid June , took back to Sears to exchange it (less than 3 months later), was told Sears' return policy is only 30 days...way past the deadline for me...bottom line...hopefully yours goes out within the first 30 days or you have to deal with contacting RCA.


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Anna.R.

Azusa, CA

May 10 , 2013
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helpful on an emergency

I bought this converter in order to be able to use my tv again. Lightweight, simple design but it works... Have some difficulties trying to fix the volume from its remote to the converter box... think I have to read again its manual.. This was the cheapest price that I found...

I would recommend this product to a friend.

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SSerfozo

McKeesport, PA

Apr 19 , 2013
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TV Coverter

It will be used on a non digital tv and the converter works I can use this old tv for a back up incase my bigger tv would go

I would recommend this product to a friend.

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Trina673

Chicago Heights, IL

Dec 19 , 2012
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Cheap!

It freezes all day long!! I should've taken it back! It defeats the whole purpose of the purchase. No matter how much I adjust the antennas it still skips and freezes, which is annoying! Half the time I have it on mute just so I won't hear the stuttering of the words!!!! #tragic


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moresi

Philadelphia, PA

Oct 17 , 2011
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RCA Digital TV Converter didn't work with my TV

Maybe this converter is OK for someone else, but it didn't work out for me.  It wouldn't bring in Phila., PA's  local ch. 3.  The sleep timer is 4 hours, my last converter gave me a minimum choice of 1 hour.  4 hours is much too long.  These were the main issues I had with the box.


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robtddr

Redford, MI

Sep 29 , 2011
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RCA Digital TV Converter

The RCA Digital Converter provides a good picture and sound. I like the antenna tune feature and the ability to position the box vertically. Box can also operate with a RCA Universal remote control.

I would recommend this product to a friend.

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ericdn

Daytona Beach, FL

Jan 20 , 2011
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A great alternative to buying an expensive HDTV set

Not everyone wants to replace their old analogue TV sets, especially if they're still in perfect working order.  In addition, the bad economy means that people are looking for ways to save money, including discontinuing their cable or satellite TV subscriptions.  However, now that digital television has taken over, there needs to be a way for "old-fashioned" TVs to receive the new over-the-air digital signals.

The RCA digital converter box is a perfect choice for people who want to breathe new life into their old TV sets, especially for those who want to stop paying for television and receive free over-the-air signals again.

Using this digital converter box is extremely easy.  Plug your antenna into the box and plug the box into your TV with the included cable.  The markings on the back of the box make figuring out what goes where easy.  Plug the box into the wall electrical outlet, and you're ready to begin.

Tune your TV to channel 3 or 4 (use the switch on the back of the box to find the channel that works best for you).  The first thing you will need to do is to scan for the available channels.  Once this is done, simply tune your digital converter box to the channel you want to watch, and that's all there is to it!  You will use the digital converter box, not your TV's built-in tuner, to change channels.

The on-screen display not only tells you what channel you are watching, but also what program you're watching, and a short description of the program, assuming the station you're watching broadcasts that information.  (Most do.)  This box also receives all the digital sub-channels that are broadcast in your area.  More importantly, some low-powered TV stations still broadcast in analogue format, which this box also receives, so you won't miss out on any stations in your area.

The on-screen menu to set up the box is very user-friendly, and the box itself is so easy to use - I had mastered it in all of two minutes.

I would recommend this product to a friend.

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