Don't give up yet; success is within your reach!
I know that you would like to connect everything up and have it work, but you already tried that and it didn't. What you need to do now is a little troubleshooting.
The best troubleshooting technique to use for your problem is called "divide-and-conquer." You need to reduce your system to as few components as possible to determine which one is causing the problem. That is why I suggested that you start with just the antenna, the Zinwell, and the plasma. If that combination doesn't work either, then you must substitute each component for one that you know will work.
For example: Have you tried the antenna with another TV (yours or a borrowed one) that has a digital (ATSC) tuner to be certain that the antenna and its location will pick up the signals that you want?
If that test works, then connect your antenna to the Zinwell and then to the RF or A/V input of a working TV (another one of yours, that is not the plasma, or a borrowed one).
If that works, then connect your antenna and Zinwell to the video input of the plasma display.
If that works, then you are ready to integrate the receiver into the setup. You will not be able to use the S-video path through the receiver for the signal as you did for cable, because the Zinwell doesn't have S-video output. You must use the composite path through your receiver.
Zinwell to Receiver is via a Yellow Composite - into the Composite IN on the receiver
and Receiver to TV is S-video out on receiver to S video in on TV
and you are saying that this won't transfer the video bc it the receiver wont convert composite to S-Video?? ok...
Zinwell to Receiver via Composite is OK, but Receiver to TV S-video is not OK. I don't think your Receiver will convert Composite to S-video, and the Zinwell doesn't have component output like your cable box did. I think it must be Composite all the way through to the plasma display.
If you don't go through this sequence, how will you know which piece of equipment is causing the problem?
I found your location in your first post on another thread:
Originally Posted by JSS12
After years with cable, I finally realized that I barely watch any television due to my crazy work hours (maybe 2 hours a month of TV). As such, I made the prudent decision and canceled cable, saving me about $60 a month.
I am left with a 42" Plasma TV from about 2000-2001, it is NOT digital. As such, I need to purchase both a digital converter box and an antenna
I currently live in Brooklyn, NY about 10-15 miles away from the Empire State Building where I believe most stations still transmit. I am on the 3rd floor of a 5 story apartment building. I am not looking for the top of the line items as my TV watching is so infrequent, and one day when I will have more time for TV I will upgrade my entire system.
Until then, I just want a decent quality converter and antenna. From what I read here, it seems as though outdoor antennas are better but I am looking for an indoor one.
The tvfool report for Brooklyn, NY looks like this:http://www.tvfool.com/?option=com_wr...e07c8fe1287dfe
On which side of the apartment building is your apartment and antenna?