|Item Weight||1.11 pounds|
|Product Dimensions||2.8 x 6.5 x 10.2 inches|
|Item model number||DTA800B1|
|Batteries||2 AA batteries required.|
|Is Discontinued By Manufacturer||No|
RCA DTA-800B1 Digital To Analog Pass-through TV Converter Box
- Easy hook-up - just plug in your antenna and connect to your television
- Big button remote - one universal remote for your converter box and TV (works with most TV brands)
- Dual position - offers the best fit with your TV, vertical or horizontal
- Smart antenna-ready and displays all digital TV formats
- Coax output - connect your TV using coax cable (included), and select channel using CH3/CH4 switch
- Display all multicast channels
- Signal Conversion
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The RCA DTA800B1 Digital TV Converter is slightly larger than a paperback book and is the ideal solution for consumers who want to keep watching television programs, but don't want to buy a new TV set. It will easily receive over-the-air TV broadcasts and convert them to analog signals that your current TV can display. It's an easy hook-up - just plug in your antenna and connect to your television and you are set. It also includes a Big button remote - one universal remote for your converter box and TV (works with most TV brands).
I do not have the box or manual. However, I do have the remote, 3-colored wire, and power cord!!
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Recently this trouble-free unit's remote stopped working, and rather than buy a reconditioned remote, the original of which I like because of its big buttons and simplified options, I opted instead for a converter box with a vital feature the MAG didn't offer: the ability to operate it without a remote.
My choice was the RCA DTA-800B1. The product page photo shows two necessary functions: ON and OFF, plus CHANNEL UP or DOWN, all you really need if the converter has been set up and programmed.
In less than five minutes, I was able to connect it to an indoor amplified bowtie antenna, plus an inline signal booster, and to my TV's cable input. Channel scan was simple and best of all, eliminating the stations and subfrequencies that didn't interest me was a snap.
BTW, with just the bowtie and amps, I can receive 56 distinct signals!
I did all the above without needing to read the manual.
RCA's on-screen prompts for adding or deleting stations are so much better than the MAGNAVOX.
The only thing missing, and the main reason for my 4 star rating instead of 5, is a FLASHBACK button on the remote that allows you to jog between two stations. This means you must punch in desired channels every time, or flip through all of them with UP and DOWN.
Finally, I've noticed that when a signal blinks in and out, sometimes the converter box loses sound for all stations. This means having to do a quick OFF-ON reboot to get audio working again. It's a minor complaint...so far.
September 7th, 2017 update:
So, after taking a chance on ordering the remote control that would come with this device -if it were new- the remote arrived wrapped the same (in an envelope, no box, no instructions). Fortunately, the remote works well, showing me that the converter also works well. There is no need for instructions, and no need to synch anything. My box and TV are in harmony. Channel scan was easy. I like the way TV show names are listed along with each channel, before making a channel selection. I'm happy. I've decided five stars should replace my previous remoteless rating of two stars.
analog converter box... I would leave it on when we shopped. I had read that a T.V. left on is a better device of keeping criminals out of your house than a security system which I have but I use both.
This for our infor don't do this for the converter box will get so hot it will wear out in a year or so... there wasn't any infor on the brochure but now I know and if you read this you will know... oddly enough the picture quality is better than Comcast's HD which is so over priced. I had all my T. V.'s mounted on the wall (BIG MISTAKE) now I can't add Hulu, netflex, or many other things I would liked to have now... What I would really like to do is cancel Cable