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How to install an HD antenna to my TV?

by redazn / June 24, 2011 2:11 AM PDT
How to install an HD antenna to my TV (it has HD capabilities) Do I need a special adaptor as the ends are different to the TV plug in? Confused
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Basic info
by Willy / June 24, 2011 4:46 AM PDT

You know that HD antenna is really nothing more than the same antenna technology of the old type. It basically, isn't that different. The connections are going to be pretty much the same, so if you need some adapter, a place like Wal-mart or K-Mart is going to provide from the electronics section what you need. You need to look and check what is needed. Of course some online sources porvide the pictures you can check on if in doubt. Google away for such pictures.

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Hi Willy
by redazn / June 24, 2011 4:54 PM PDT
In reply to: Basic info

Thanks for your answer and thoughts...I really have not tackled this the way I should and just asked. I do need to look at the connectors and see what I need...the TV is a Samsung and the antenna is from Radio Shack...ah there I go..ask Radio Shack what fits with 'their' antenna...duh!! ;o/...the heat here has cooked my brain..we hybernate in the summer here you know...with a very tall Iced Tea and lots of ice....113-114 or some such awful thing today...irk. and it is still 97 at almost midnight...take care and thanks again...tata...Ruth

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Compare and review
by Willy / June 24, 2011 9:33 PM PDT
In reply to: Hi Willy

If you have a camera, take pix and post on photobucket or any other free pix website. That way, we get a chance to look at such items in questions. Of course, you can still compare on your own or post links for us to look.

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For me it was easy.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / June 24, 2011 3:11 AM PDT
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HD Antenna install
by redazn / June 24, 2011 4:27 AM PDT
In reply to: For me it was easy.

Tahnk you R. Proffitt for your answer....I did follow the intrustions but the end of the antenna and the end of the plac eto attach it to the TV is not compatable?? Is there some sort of adaptoer I need?

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We'd have to know the names of the connections.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / June 24, 2011 4:33 AM PDT
In reply to: HD Antenna install

I didn't have to use any adapter here. All the coax connections were the F-type like you saw in my supplied picture.

All the sets I see today use that connection. Can you share the make, model and connections with links or pictures?

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Hi Bob
by redazn / June 24, 2011 4:58 PM PDT

Had to smile at your 'home made' antenna...rather looks like mine for a radio I have...I have to move it to--just so--- to get the best reception. Once had a coat hanger for a 'rabbit ear' and worked real necessity is the 'mother' of invention, as they say.....thanks, have a good one, Ruth

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Hi again
by redazn / June 24, 2011 5:00 PM PDT

I may not have the newest tv after all....will work on this one....and let ya know ha!! thanks, R

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