One single sub channel causes my converter box to lock up

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Carl

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There is one channel, 19.1 that when I tune to it the converter box locks up and displays some type of programming code. It then must be powered down and the channel changed for it to work again. This channel comes in fine on my digital tv, when I try my second analog tv with the converter box that is when it doesn't work. The converter box gets all the other channels out there, including 19.3 and 19.6 it is just this one 19.1. I have tried two different converter boxes they are both the older ones.
 

Fringe Reception

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#2
Carl,

Try this: disconnect the antenna and select 19.1. Does it still lock-up? If yes, its an issue with the converter box. If it doesn't lock-up, block the channel using the parental controls and it won't be able to get 'stuck' on 19.1 after you reconnect the antenna. Please let us know how it turns out.

Jim
 
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Analogue

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#3
You know I am only guessing, I wonder if "19-1" is one of the tv technician's diagnostic code displays. Is it possible? Personally I don't think it would, using a code like that (a code looking a lot like a display channel would in real life?)would be really odd- usually aren't the special diagnostic/spec display remote (or manual on TV) codes something like "Press Menu 2x, SHIFT and VOL+ simultaneously" or menu 54321, something, at least in my experience. A digital converter box would use menu codes too, why not, and I would ask Carl I wonder if your converter's manufacturer's website & check out their tech manuals. If it's an old one it would be a legacy model obviously but I'd check them out, they may have a known issue thing about it u never know.
 

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