Question about Televison & Video
I get lousy reception to begin with, i have never hooked cable up at this residense to tv,or wifi or landline phone connect, i have an old antenna, prbably doesnt even work, when i hook it up, it doesnt work, so i usually walk away from project. but im missing out.help me please
Posted by Anonymous on
Since they began broadcasting digital you will need to get a converter from Radio Shack. Might be easier to just get a flat panel TV.
Posted on Sep 20, 2014
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
One of the problems with digital reception is if the signal is not strong enough for the converter box/or built in tuner on a new TV- you will not get any picture at all. If you followed all the directions-and the converter box shows no channels- then you do need a better antenna. I don't know how far you are from the broadcast antenna, but a good rule of thumb is if you live 10 miles away, buy an antenna that is good for twice that distance, or further. They are rated in miles of reception
Posted on Jun 23, 2008
rf cables will work fine for older tvs. newer tvs should use the composite (yellow, red and white cable) to produce a digital picture and sound. FYI the indoor antenna works best when positioned in a window. Best thing to do is install an outdoor antenna in the attic near the gable vent or on the exterior of the house.
Posted on Jul 04, 2009
SOURCE: I've just hooked up my converter box. I can get most channels with decent reception. However, I can't get my NBC affiliate. I've been told that I need a new indoor directional antenna. What kind shoul
For an idea of the antenna type you need, look at tvfool.com and antennaweb.org. Antennaweb is very conservative in the channels it will list. At both sites, you can enter your address and they will list the channels that you can access and the direction to those signals (both actually assume an external antenna). Antennaweb is the better site for your needs - it lists stations by color. The color is the important factor of what antenna to chose (they will have that in the specifications for the antenna). The HD label is often a gimmick. In these days of digital tv stations, the signal is either on or off (all of the data sent will be received even by an SD TV). Since you use a converter box, you are getting SD out (unless you got one of the uncommon HD boxes which were not part of the government analog to digital conversion).
I hope this helps.
Posted on Mar 23, 2010
If the antenna is working and you are not receiving a signal, then you could have a bad tuner, use a tuner from a VCR , connect the ant to the VCR and go from the VCR with Video cables and go to the Video input on the TV and put your TV in Video mode. That will work.
Posted on Nov 26, 2011
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