How to Hook Up a Digital TV Converter Box

If you have an old standard definition television and would like to continue watching your shows, you’re going to need a digital converter box.  The good news is that you can get a digital converter box for free or very little cost with the Federal Government’s digital converter box coupon program.

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Once you’ve picked out your digital converter box and purchased it, the only thing left to do is hook it up.

So – how do you hook up a digital converter box?  It’s as easy as hooking up a DVD player!

What you’ll need:

1)   TV antenna with coaxial (screw on) cable
2)   Digital converter box
3)   Coaxial (screw on) cable or RCA (red and yellow plug) cable

How to do it:

1)   Connect the TV antenna to the “Antenna In” on the digital converter box with the coaxial (screw on) cable

2)   Connect the digital converter box “Out to TV” to your television.  You will have the option to use either coaxial (screw on) or RCA (red and yellow plug) cable.  If using coaxial, connect it to the “Coaxial In” or “TV In” coaxial (screw on) plug on your television.  If using RCA, the red and yellow plugs to the red and yellow “TV In” or “RCA In” on your television.

3)   If using RCA (red and yellow plug) cable to connect your digital converter box, you will need to set your TV to either AV, “Input,” “TV/Video,” or “Device.”  This varies by TV make and model – consult your owner’s manual.  If using coaxial cable to connect your TV to your digital converter box, you will need to set your TV to either channel 3 or 4.  This varies by TV make and model – consult your owner’s manual.

4)   You will now be using the remote for the digital converter box to change channels.  You will use your TV remote for volume and power.  If you don’t want to use two remotes, think about purchasing a universal remote.

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