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post #1 of 3 Old 06-21-2016, 04:47 AM - Thread Starter
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Can I connect the antenna coaxial cable to receiver instead of TV?

My A/V Receiver: DENON AVR-2112CI 7.1 Integrated Network A/V Surround Receiver
My HDTV: Samsung Plasma

Is it possible to make the HD antenna coaxial cable connection to the receiver rather than the TV? I mistakenly wired my coaxial to the floor where my receiver is instead of the middle of the wall for the TV mount. I put drywall up already.

Wondering what my options are....or will I need to fish the cable back to the TV?

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If you want your tv to receiver OTA TV signals, then the cable needs to connect to the tv. They sell f connector couplers if you need one. Or just buy a wall plate with the f connector and remove it to use as a coupler. If you want your AVR to receive FM signals (GASP!), you can buy a splitter or a TV FM trap so that one cable can feed both the TV and the AVR.

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Basically, the antenna coax needs to go to a TV tuner. Typically that’s TV itself. There are some stand-alone tuners out there, but they’re pretty rare.

One option that would let you keep the coax cable where it is would be an antenna-based TIVO. They make stand-alone DVRs with OTA tuners that can also handle streaming functions. Basically everything a smart TV does, with the addition of a DVR.

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