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post #61 of 105
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Originally Posted by avnstf View Post

It's a little dicey, there, because Walmart will accept returns, but they can't give you back your coupons. The question is, will they allow exchanges for a different product?

The NTIA rules clearly allow a retailer to allow you to exchange (apply your $40 credit) for another coupon-eligible converter box offered by the same retailer.
post #62 of 105
You can buy the RCA DTA800b1 for $59.99 FREE SHIPPING from online retailer http:dtv.bsat.net
they are a NTIA certified online retailer. They also sell the DTVpal for $49.99
post #63 of 105
So far, I have not experienced loss of audio or freezing up with the DTA800B1. These were reported problems with the DTA800B. I haven't used mine much, but would appreciate hearing from anyone who has experienced these problems with the DTA800B1.
post #64 of 105
You can find the RCA DTA 800B1 for $49.99 at online retailer BSAT e-shop (dtv.bsat.net) they also sell DTVpal for $49.99

BSAT is a NTIA certified online retailer for dtv converter boxes.
post #65 of 105
Made several posts a few days ago that I guess no one ever saw. Or if they did, I didn't see the replies.

I don't even remember what the questions were now.

Anyway, just ordered one of these, should be here by the end of the week.
post #66 of 105
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Originally Posted by confuzzled View Post

Made several posts a few days ago that I guess no one ever saw. Or if they did, I didn't see the replies. . .

http://www.avsforum.com/avs-vb/annou...hp?f=186&a=123


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post #67 of 105
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Originally Posted by DD210 View Post

So far, I have not experienced loss of audio or freezing up with the DTA800B1. These were reported problems with the DTA800B. I haven't used mine much, but would appreciate hearing from anyone who has experienced these problems with the DTA800B1.

I have installed two of the DTA800B1 converters. No reported problems. One person had returned her DTA800B for the new one because of it locking up when it encounted a channel that goes off the air at night.
post #68 of 105
I see on the approved government list the RCA DTA800B1L and DTA809 listed. Does anyone have any initial information on these units - differences from the current DTA800B1 model?
post #69 of 105
Is it possible to reliably control 2 RCA DTA800B1's located in the same cabinet?
post #70 of 105
What is the AC Power adaptor output / DTA-800B1 Power input voltage? I want to install it in my Recreational Vehicle and connect directly to the RV's 12VDC supply.
post #71 of 105
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Originally Posted by martinwj View Post

What is the AC Power adapter output / DTA-800B1 Power input voltage? I want to install it in my Recreational Vehicle and connect directly to the RV's 12VDC supply.

The B1 does not use a power adapter. The AC cord comes directly out of the box. No idea what it uses internally.
post #72 of 105
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Originally Posted by martinwj View Post

. . . I want to install it in my Recreational Vehicle and connect directly to the RV's 12VDC supply.

The how to is here:
http://mobiledtv.blogspot.com/2008/0...0-in-hand.html
post #73 of 105
Thanks for the info,and the how-to. Various sales sources specify that the unit's box includes an "AC Power Adaptor", so I thought I'd ask...
post #74 of 105
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Originally Posted by DD210 View Post


The RCA's remote control has a very convenient TV input button. Repeated pushing changes the TV channel to 3 then to 4 then to the line input(s). This is extremely useful if you really need analog pass-through.

The RCA needs to be on standby for a clear analog pass-through. If you unplug it, the signal is not as good.


I want to make sure I understand how the 800B1 works. I'm trying to help an 88 year old friend.

In order to put the 800B1 into APT, the above makes it sound like all you do is turn the converter off?

Then you use the channel buttons on the TV remote to tune in the analog station.

Why do you need the Input button in order to use APT?
post #75 of 105
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Originally Posted by zqxthree View Post

Very helpful comparison, DD210. Now if only I could find one online or retail in the Chicago area!

fyi> this walmart had 30 or 40 a few days ago....

Wal-Mart Store #1938
7050 South Cicero Avenue
Bedford Park, IL 60638
(708) 496-0230

not sure tho if they all were DTA800's or B1's
post #76 of 105
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Originally Posted by viewer29 View Post

Why do you need the Input button in order to use APT?

If you are using A/V cables to connect the converter to the TV, you need to change the TV's input from A/V to RF in order to watch a passed-through analog station.  If you're feeding the box's output to the TV via its RF jack to be seen on channel 3 or 4, then you don't need to change the TV's input.

I don't own an RCA box, but the Digital Stream DTX9950 works similarly.  My problem is that its code for the Funai television where I wanted to use it does on/off and volume up/down but doesn't change its input, so I have it idle on a Daewoo television that is rarely watched but whose input can be selected from the DTX9950's remote.
post #77 of 105
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Originally Posted by viewer29 View Post

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In order to put the 800B1 into APT, the above makes it sound like all you do is turn the converter off?

Then you use the channel buttons on the TV remote to tune in the analog station.


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That is the way my Zenith DTT901 works.
My cabling between CECB and TV is:
CECB Output to TV =>(RF COAX)=> TV Antenna In REQUIRED
CECB Output Audio/Video=>(R/W/Y)=>TV In Audio/Video OPTIONAL
Using both sets of cables all of the time has worked fine for both Digital TV and APT.
post #78 of 105
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Originally Posted by dattier View Post

If you are using A/V cables to connect the converter to the TV, you need to change the TV's input from A/V to RF in order to watch a passed-through analog station.* If you're feeding the box's output to the TV via its RF jack to be seen on channel 3 or 4, then you don't need to change the TV's input.

Thanks for the explanation. Since her TV only has RF that's one less button she'll have to use.
post #79 of 105
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Originally Posted by viewer29 View Post


In order to put the 800B1 into APT, the above makes it sound like all you do is turn the converter off?

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Originally Posted by dattier View Post

I don't own an RCA box, but the Digital Stream DTX9950 works similarly.*

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Originally Posted by cia_viewer View Post

That is the way my Zenith DTT901 works.
My cabling between CECB and TV is:
CECB Output to TV =>(RF COAX)=> TV Antenna In REQUIRED
CECB Output Audio/Video=>(R/W/Y)=>TV In Audio/Video OPTIONAL
Using both sets of cables all of the time has worked fine for both Digital TV and APT.

Her television does not have the A/V inputs, only RF. The connection is easy for any CECB.

As noted for the DS and Zenith, and on both boxes I have, all one does to get to APT is turn them off.

Is this the way it works on the RCA? The only online manual I can find for this unit is not the 800B1.
post #80 of 105
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Originally Posted by viewer29 View Post

. . . Is this the way it works on the RCA? The only online manual I can find for this unit is not the 800B1.

Yep.
post #81 of 105
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Originally Posted by viewer29 View Post

Her television does not have the A/V inputs, only RF. The connection is easy for any CECB.

As noted for the DS and Zenith, and on both boxes I have, all one does to get to APT is turn them off.

Is this the way it works on the RCA? The only online manual I can find for this unit is not the 800B1.

Here is the manual for the 800b1 ... put the periods after www and support
www 1800customersupport com/productdocuments/DTA800B1_RCA.pdf
post #82 of 105
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Originally Posted by hardly View Post

Yep.

Thanks!
post #83 of 105
Not overly impressed with this box, but I've had some other problems including Ike. Picked up a new antenna and pre-amp from RatShack and will get it in place tomorrow so I'll see if that helps.
post #84 of 105
I lost my manuel and had to change my batteries for my 800b1 and i cant reprogram my remote if anyone can post the Quasar codes? So far RCA phone and web have been no help at all. Thanks in advance for any help.
post #85 of 105
The codes for Quasar are 040, 051, 070, 125, 179, 187, 254 and 257. The whole list of codes is here:

http://www.avsforum.com/avs-vb/showt...7#post14497167
post #86 of 105
Has anyone yet paired the RCA DTA800B1 with an RCA ANT2000 smart antenna? Any performance reviews? I have an RCA ANT2000 paired with an Apex DT502, and the DT502 has many flaws, the worst being that the inability to overscan affects the smart antenna's full capabilites. I know the DTA800B1 has a very long initial scan, which makes me think it will give the antenna more of a chance to lock on to certain signals. If only the LG boxes (Zenith/Insignia) had a smart antenna input! Don't buy the Apex boxes just because of the features (analog passthrough, s-video, smart antenna)...they're not worth it.
post #87 of 105
[quote=J.Francis;14987067 If only the LG boxes (Zenith/Insignia) had a smart antenna input![/QUOTE]

The original draft version of the Zenith DTT900 manual includes the Smart Antenna feature.
post #88 of 105
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Originally Posted by cia_viewer View Post

A while back someone spoke of earlier DTA800s running hot.

Does the new DTA800b1 run hot or is it cooler?

I haven't seen a answer on this from those that have one...what's the verdict?
post #89 of 105
Stopped in to the Hagerstown, MD Wal-Mart tonight and they had about 20 of these units for $49.99
post #90 of 105
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Originally Posted by J.Francis View Post

Has anyone yet paired the RCA DTA800B1 with an RCA ANT2000 smart antenna? Any performance reviews? I have an RCA ANT2000 paired with an Apex DT502, and the DT502 has many flaws, the worst being that the inability to overscan affects the smart antenna's full capabilites. I know the DTA800B1 has a very long initial scan, which makes me think it will give the antenna more of a chance to lock on to certain signals. .

I have hooked an RCA DTA800B and an RCA DTA809 to separate RCA ANT2000 antennae with excellent results. The DTA809 seems to have a more sensitive tuner, so generally greater signal strength. The RCA ANT2000 does as advertised, helps tolerate multiplex issues, allows people to walk by it without all the pixilation other antennae used to suffer from, but it really needs to be by a window! I live in Eagan, MN, about 16.5 miles from our Shoreview antenna farm, and get all those stations without difficutly, even the low power Channel 17. More interesting is that Channel 41 (46 miles away in Big Lake) comes in well as well, only 10% signal downstairs and 14% upstairs, but it is a stable picture and sound is good as well. I personally like the DTA809 box better, as can move the antenna and re-scan for just the missing channels.
Living in Minnesota also leads to some fun on 2/17/09 as channels 9 and 11 will return to High VHF, channel 5 will take Channel 11's UHF channel, Channel 45 will go to 45 from 44...etc, in other words, lot's of re-scanning on the big day.
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