Converter Box Hookup Guide

Wednesday, December 17th 2008, 4:32 pm
By: News On 6

By Margaret Stokes,

TULSA, OK -- The switch to DTV is coming. It's time to take the converter box out of the packaging and hook it up to your television.

News On 6 Director of Engineering Gerald Weaver explained just how easy the set up is.

The first item on the list is to read the instruction manual.

There are several different types of converter boxes available. There are many brands, some converter boxes are small and some are big.

A good rule of thumb is to buy what you need. If you are not interested in the extra features, try and choose a small converter box that does not have extra features.

Second, unplug the existing coaxial antenna wire from your TV.  Plug that wire into the "Antenna In" port on the converter box.

Third, using the coaxial wire that comes with your Converter Box, plug one end into the "Out to TV (RF)" port on the Converter Box.  Plug the other end into the "Antenna in (RF)" port on your TV.

Fourth, plug the power cords on your Converter Box and TV into a power outlet, and turn on your TV and Converter Box.

Using the instructions that come with your Converter Box, tune your TV to channel 3 or 4. Using the remote that comes with your Converter Box, follow the on-screen set-up guide to scan for available DTV channels.

If your screen reads "no signal" make sure to check your antenna. It may not be facing the direction it needs to, or it may just need a small adjustment.

For more details on the digital switch, click here.