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Funreaux
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Do TV antenna's still work?


I'm retarded when it comes to electronics. I thought i heard about Digital Antenna's still working. Anyone know?






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Uncle JackD
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re: Do TV antenna's still work?


Dunno, I'm glad they stopped playing those got damn commercials.





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Funreaux
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re: Do TV antenna's still work?


Me too... I'm just thinking when hunting season rolls around, my camp is going to be real boring if my 60" plasma doesn't work because the digital antenna doesn't work anymore.

I'm planning to get a dish, just haven't gotten around to it yet






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Band-it-one
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re: Do TV antenna's still work?


With the digital converter box they will work just fine.





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Srbtiger06
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If it picks up digital channels yeah. I had to use mine when I moved because Cox couldn't make it out for a while.





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EmotionalJuice
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re: Do TV antenna's still work?


they work. My parents have dish but they don't offer the locals in HD where they live so they use an antenna to pick them up in HD.





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Tiger4
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re: Do TV antenna's still work?


I have an old philips tv will an antenna allow me to watch the game?





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Tiger in NY
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re: Do TV antenna's still work?


Rabbit ears should work fine of you have a clear line of sight. You should be able to find an HD signal with a regular old $10 antenna.





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Tiger in NY
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I have an old philips tv will an antenna allow me to watch the game?


Was it made in the last 5 years? If so, you can plug a regular antenna to the Coax input and do an :auto search" to find channels. You should be able to get ABC in HD unless you are in the boonies.






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Tiger4
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I doubt it was made in the last five years. What do I do since it wasn't made in the last five years?

Can you plug an antenna into a comcast cable box?



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XxxSpooky1
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re: Do TV antenna's still work?


Went to the wal marks last night. Bought a $10.00 Phillips antenna. Hooked it up last night just to make sure I will be able to pick up the game. I got 1 channel, in standard def. So I'm gonna have to figure something else out.





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Scruffy
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re: Do TV antenna's still work?


I thought they had recently switched out the system to where the rabbit ears wouldn't work anymore? I distinctly remember commercials about this. Did it not happen?





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Hulkklogan
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re: Do TV antenna's still work?


Yes you can get a digital converter thing and use antenna.





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Tiger in NY
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I doubt it was made in the last five years. What do I do since it wasn't made in the last five years


Is it a tube TV? Or an LCD, DLP, or other type of flat screen? Once the antenna is plugged in (with a clear line of sight and minimal trees around), use the remote to go to Menu, Setup, Channel Search (choose auto search). This should return about 5 channels, including ABC. If some channels come in, but not ABC, move the antenna. Different networks broadcast from different directions/locations.






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Tiger in NY
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Hooked it up last night just to make sure I will be able to pick up the game. I got 1 channel, in standard def. So I'm gonna have to figure something else out.


It is probably just an issue of moving the antenna. Different networks broadcast from different lines of sight.






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Tiger in NY
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I thought they had recently switched out the system to where the rabbit ears wouldn't work anymore? I distinctly remember commercials about this. Did it not happen?


No, they just switched to a digital input. Any tv made in the last 15 years will work with rabbit ears just fine.






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Tiger in NY
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Yes you can get a digital converter thing and use antenna.


If the TV has a Coax input, you don't need any converter. You can get an antenna for $10 that has a coax cable connected to it. Get one with the longest cord you can find so you can move the antenna as needed.






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Tiger4
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Looks like this. Do I need a converter?

It has a cable/ant out put, should it be fine?



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Spankum
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Do TV antenna's still work?


you bet they do....my game day tailgating setup is a 22" flat screen and a set of rabbit ears...I get about a half dozen HD channels (some of them 1080)including all of the networks...

I also have a regualr antenna in my attic to use in the event cable goes out at home...

anyone who tells you that you need a high-dollar setup to recieve HDTV is likely to be selling that equipment....


for anyone having trouble receiving the signal through antenna, you may want to pick up a small signal amplifier from lowes or hd...helps a lot....






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Hulkklogan
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If the TV has a Coax input, you don't need any converter. You can get an antenna for $10 that has a coax cable connected to it. Get one with the longest cord you can find so you can move the antenna as needed.


That's if your TV has the HD decoder or w/e in it right? Im pretty sure the TV pictured doesn't and he'd need the digital converter box.






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