Question: Flat screen TV, no cable, dTV antenna - Converter box?

mcinda35

DTVUSA Rookie
#1
I have a flat screen tv and no longer have cable. I bought a DTV flat antenna but I don't know what kind of converter box I need. I also need to know how to hook all this up and include a dvd player. Any help is appreciated. Thanks.
 

dkreichen1968

Moderator
Staff member
#2
If your TV is less than 5 years old, you don't need a converter box. The TV has built in DTV tuner. You will need to find in the menus where to set the input, and change it to "air" or "antenna" depending on your model, and then do a channel scan (with the antenna attached of course). Check your manual if you still have it. The flat antenna may, or may not, work for you depending on your location. If you would post the URL for the "radar plot" from TV Fool here, we would be able to help you with antenna selection and pointing for best reception.
 
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