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v.1.0 (DTA800B-EN)
Congratulations on purchasing your new RCA Digital TV Converter Box.
Please read these instructions for quick tips on using the unit.
About Digital TV
Digital TV is a new broadcast system for TV stations intended to replace the analog NTSC television system in the United States.
The technical standard for Digital TV is defi ned by the Advanced Television Systems Committee (ATSC).
Digital channels
An advantage of digital TV broadcasting is that each broadcaster can now send multiple channels. For example, a broadcaster
might send the main program on channel 8-1 with a weather channel on channel 8-2. To view the weather on that station,
just press the number "8", then the "dash" button, and then the number "2". The standard format of digital channel numbers
consists of two groups of numbers (2-digit and 1-digit) and separated by a dash (e.g. 12-3).
Receiving digital signals
The Digital TV signal is different from the analog NTSC signal. A good signal strength is required to successfully receive and
decode Digital TV broadcasts. Unlike analog broadcasts, which may show a "fuzzy" image with a weak signal, Digital TV images
may "break up" or not display at all if the signal is too weak. If your Digital TV signal is weak, you may need to purchase a more
powerful antenna to improve reception.
In general, a simple indoor antenna connected to the DTA800 Digital TV Converter Box is suffi cient for receiving Digital TV.
However, some areas may require the use of a more powerful antenna. If you fi nd you are not receiving local stations or the
signal is weak, you should switch to a "Smart Antenna" or an outdoor antenna. The Smart Antenna is a new type of steerable
antenna without any moving parts and is highly recommended. This Converter Box is compatible for connection with a Smart
Antenna.
Step 1: Installation
The Converter Box can be installed either horizontally or vertically. The left side of the Converter Box can be rotated as a stand
for vertical installation.
Horizontal installation
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Vertical installation
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Summary of Contents

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    In general, a simple indoor antenna connected to the DTA800 Digital TV Converter Box is suffi cient for receiving Digital TV. However, some areas may require the use of a more powerful antenna. If you fi nd you are not receiving local stations or the signal is weak, you should switch to a “Smart Antenna”...

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    VIDEO AUDIO SMART ANTENNA IN TO TV Back of the RCA converter box From antenna Option 2: Your TV has Audio/Video jacks (red, white & yellow connectors) Connect your existing antenna cable to the ANTENNA IN jack of the Converter Box.

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    Step 3: Program the supplied remote control You can control TV sets of all major brands after programming the Converter Box remote control with the PGM key. RCA TV sets can be controlled directly without programming. Refer to the steps below and the separate Program Code leafl et to guide you through the programming.

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    Step 4: Initial setup of the Converter Box 1. Press BOX on the remote control to turn on the 5. Press 1 to start automatic channel search. Converter Box. Channel Scan Channel scan will search for channels available in your area.

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