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POSTED: Thursday, January 8, 2009 - 8:14am

UPDATED: Wednesday, February 17, 2010 - 2:22pm

Hooking Up Your Converter Box

Digital conversion is just a little more than a month away.
So, the Federal Communications Commission is reaching out to seniors in El Paso to make sure they're prepared for the switch.

A crowd of seniors gathered at the East side community center to ask an important question...

"How do I hook up my digital converter box?"

The FCC demonstrated a group how to connect a digital converter box in two easy steps:

Step 1: Connect the coaxial cable from the antenna jack on the TV to the TV output on the box.

Step 2: Connect the antenna-plug to the antenna-input on the box.

"It's very easy, the only thing I missed on the first round was putting in the code for the TV," senior, Tom Soleau said.

Then the user has to program their TV:

First, turn on the television and use the remote that came with the converter box to access the menu.

Second, choose the "channel scan" option...

Your television should then give you a list of which channels are available.

But if your signal isn't coming in loud and clear, you might want to re-position your antenna toward the TV towers on the franklin mountains.

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