Converter box doesn't work in condo


I live in a townhouse type of condo. I do not have an atenna and I do not have cable. I bought my converter box and of course it does not have any signal. I do not think I am able to connect an antenna to my roof, nor do I have the desire to do so.

So, I am trying to educate myself about the conversion and how I should proceed. Everyone seems to have a differnt "best" answer to my condo dilemma.

What would you guys do?:eek:
Hi Lisa!
Do you have a rabbit ear type of antenna laying around the condo? If not, you can purchase one from Radio Shack or Best Buy for like $10.00. Converter boxes almost require an antenna, but it doesn't have to be a roof antenna unless you live in a rural area.

My cousin had the same problem when he hooked up his converter box (but no antenna), I brought over an extra old antenna I had, connected it, and he was able to receive all of the digital channels available.

Good luck!


Hi Lisa, welcome to the forum. I can't help you with your question. But, I wanted to say welcome. Jay is the best person to ask, from what I can tell. He seems to know just about everything about the converter boxes. I'm sure he should see your post very soon.

Jason Fritz

Staff member
Hello Lisa and HTNut, Lisa, hope you don't mind, I moved your thread to this section: DTV Reception - DTV USA Forum

Are you located in a city? "Rabbit Ears" or a powered antenna should be fine if you are. I always like to suggest purchasing from a store with a good return policy just in case whatever antenna you decide to purchase doesn't work.

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