First of all, don't even worry about any kind of antenna at this time. If you can't bring up the menu of the converter box on your TV, then its either a connection problem, or the TV is not set-up right (or the box is bad). Some TVs have a built-in TV guide, and to re-program the TV, you might have to erase the TVs TV guide info, ant start from scratch on the TV programming. If your Tv channels are not even stopping on channels 3 or 4, then you are going to have to do a auto-program of the TV tuner, or go into the menu to manually enter the channel to the TVs memory. The TV might be a CTC203 chassis, which DOES have a built-in TV guide. This could be the problem. You might want to post the complete model number, and I'll post how to clear the TV guide with the remote. OR, go into the menu, and try to enter the channel option, and try to manually enter the channel. Only after you get the converter boxes menu to come on the screen, should you worry about the antenna. BTW, I believe most, if not all channels are already broadcasting in the digital format, and have been for quite some time.
Yesterday I ran over to hook up one of those TV converters for my wife's aunt ! 6 year old GE. using a Philco Converter box.
Simple welllll , Not so ? It was easy to just plug in the power to the converter, next insert the antenna cable coming in, into the cable in conection. then using the coax cable in the box I inserted this from the converter box out to the TV " only one conection " I can't blow this ah?
Well nothing happend I only received static and snow over the pictured on each chanel. double checked my wireing made sure the middle wire was inserted into the center hole.
Tried to switch to channel 3 nothing doing here. tried channel 4 nope. geeezzz!
one hour later I quit"
Maybe their not broadcasting in digital yet ?
and this is why I'm not getting any results.
Could not bring up Menu per instructions in booklet either.
Is it posible these converters will not work untill Feb. ?
or should they work right now ?
I will take any offers of assistance here
OK ON THE AIR the problem was I did not push " 03 "
My brother-inlaw a tried the same thing then pushed 03 and followed the directions and the tv works great.