A converter box allows you to access digital television stations on an analog television by converting the digital signals that your antenna collects to analog signals that your television can read. As a result, clear digital images and sounds are available from local broadcasting stations free of charge. The converter box must be properly installed and rescanned after the initial set-up anytime the antenna is adjusted. Additionally, periodical rescans will broadcast any new digital channels.
Follow the set-up instructions found in the manual for your converter box. If that is unavailable, go to the Federal Trade Commission’s website for detailed instructions.
Check your local station listings by going to TVFool.com and using their “TV Signal Locator” tool. The number of channels you receive is dependent on the strength and position of your television antenna.
Rescan your converter box. Press the “Menu” or “Set Up” button on the remote that came with the box. Choose the “Scan” or “Auto Tune” option. Allow the converter box to perform the channel scan then “Exit” the menu screen.
QualiTech: Southwest Louisiana
Federal Communications Commission: Setting Up your Digital Converter Box
TVFool: TV Signal Locator