Westchester County, just north of NYC.
TV is a Samsung analog
Converter box is Digital Stream
New remote is universal RCA RC003RWDE
I get my OTA on Channel 3, then used the old remote to control the converter box.
PROBLEM--The old remote wore out, doesn't do anything.This week I bought the universal remote listed above.
1.The manual of the remote tells how to program it for various combos of TV +DVD, VCR, streaming, but nothing about a converter box. I don't use any of the other devices.
2.It's on my usual OTA station 3, on which I have only my channel 13 PBS station, none others. It was on 13 when the old remote died.
But the converter box manual does say I CAN use a universal remote.
3 I can get the menu using either the TV buttons or the remote button. I can adjust the picture and the volume, turn TV on and off, nothing else.. Arrow keys don't work, number keys don't work
4. So I can't scan stations to install them.
5. I get distorted pictures or snow on other stations, but not the pixelated screens you get when there's poor reception or the "No Signal." message..
6. Last task before old remote died was a volume adjustment, and the progress bar is still on my TV screen.
My conclusion--remote must be programmed to work with the converter box, even against its will ;-)