Originally Posted by scrope
Hi George, In 2009 I received two little converter boxes from Comcast and programed them to my analog TVs. I especially disliked the big silver Comcast remote and still do. A few months later I purchased an lcd and placed it in the bedroom. I was delighted to be able to use the TV remote that came with the TV, just like in the "Olden Days."
Thank you for your reply George, but unfortunately it is way above the level of my technical expertise. Which is obviously quite low.
Is the DTA you are referring to the little digital converter boxes provided by Comcast? I realize I could hook one up to my hdtv but assumed it would only receive SD picture, which of course looks like poop.
You are correct in that you don't want to use the little DTAs for an HDTV because they are only for SD, however the two DTAs Comcast gave me have very small black remotes, unlike the larger silver ones you mentioned. Those larger silver remotes are used with my AnyRoom service HD terminal STB boxes and the Host HD DVR (for the several HDTVs located in other areas of my home).
In short, what I'm suggesting is to make sure your home cable wiring is okay and delivering a strong signal to your HDTV and any cable splitters in the house are of modern design (less than 7 or 8 years old for digital compatibility).
How you go about that may require a technician if you don't understand about splitters, etc.
I'd start first with the easy do-it-yourself stuff like making sure all your cable connections are tight thoughout your place (also wiggle the wires a bit) .... then rescan for all analog and digital channels.
Let's give that a try first and see if KOIN is recaptured.
BTW, Comcast is working on rolling out small low or no-cost "HD" DTAs that will give you all the local channel plus a few extra things like C-Span, etc with probably the smaller black remotes that came with my SD DTAs .... probably 6 to 8 months out.