My parents moved to a new place & are not going to be using cable for a while & wanted to keep using their old SD Sharp 40" tube TV.
So I bought them a digital converter box so they could still watch OTA broadcasts.
The bought the AccessHD DTA 1080D converter box, pictured here:
I hooked it up properly, hooked the antenna to it, made sure the TV was set to receive from an antenna as the source.
I set the channel to 4 & turned everything on.
I am supposed to select "search for channels" & when I do, it takes only 3-5 seconds to do so (the manual states it should take several minutes) & then it returns back with nothing.
The channel defaults to channel 2-1 & it is blank. The signal meter is at 0 at all times. When I try to change a channel, it just tells me to first select "channel search", which again does nothing.
I went out & bought a $80 "HDTV" antenna at Best Buy in case my older rabbit ears antenna was at fault. That did nothing. The converter box will not pick up even one channel, even though all the menus for it all work fine.
Is the Box at fault or is it the TV/cables/antenna?