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Zenith Provides On-line Box Assistance

Zenith Electronics has created a simple on-line video showing how to hook up a converter box.

While the video shows a Zenith DTV converter box, the instructions are basic enough that they should apply to most other boxes as well. Unfortunately, the video doesn't contain any information on how to adjust the antenna, or what to do if the pictures freeze or breakup.

I know that TV stations and networks are producing longer shows that deal with these topics. The one-hour video being produced by the IEEE Broadcast Technology Society and Iowa Public TV should give viewers more information about DTV and how to receive it. The Iowa Public TV program is scheduled to be completed next month and will be made available to other TV stations that want to use it.

If you've found an especially useful DTV education video on the web, let me know and I'll list it in a future RF Report.

Doug Lung is one of America's foremost authorities on broadcast RF technology. He has been with NBC since 1985 and is currently vice president of broadcast technology for NBC/Telemundo stations.