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post #1 of 4 Old 11-30-2014, 02:21 PM - Thread Starter
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Configuring Antenna and TV

Hi,

I am connecting an RCA ANT751 anenna to a Hitachi 60VX500 tv. I picked the antenna up today and assembled it but, since I didn't have time to mount it outside, figured I'd connect it and see if I could pull anything in. Looking at the station map (attached) it looks like the signals are strong and I should be able to pull in a lot of channels. I am getting nothing and really don't know if I should expect to be able to pick up any stations with this set-up.

The antenna is mounted to the mast and sitting on the floor pointing towards the direction all the stations are coming from. I connected the anenna to the antenna A input and used the channel manager to set the antenna setting and scan for channels. The three photos show the Channel Manager setup with antenna A selected, the channel scan and the results of the channel scan. After scanning for channels I got nothing. I manually selected Channel 20 to see if I could pick that station up by moving the antenna around. I haven't received anything.

Should I expect to be able to pick anything up with the antenna inside like this? Is there anything I am missing in the setup as far as connecting the antenna?

Thanks for the help.

George
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Look at the first picture. See where it says "NTSC"? That's your problem - digital is ATSC and NTSC is analog. Your TV is old enough that it didn't get a digital tuner.

Here are your choices:

1. Buy a new TV (or use a different, newer one).
2. Buy an external box with a digital tuner. There are numerous possibilities.
3. Forgo using an antenna altogether.

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Arrgggh...I didn't notice that. Of course it's not working. We've always been on cable and I assumed that the TV was digital. TV is 10 years old and still works great, especially since I recently replaed the bulb. It was bought 1 year before the requirement for digital tuners went into effect. I was hoping my DVR had a digital tuner but it does not. What boxes are out there with a digital tuner? I looked for DVD players with digital tuners but haven't found any.
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