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Old 07-21-2015, 12:16 PM   #1
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How do i pickup TV stations with antenna?

Silly question, I have been out of the TV antenna game for too long. Do i need any digital boxes or anything special to get TV stations with my 2016 29HFS? I hooked up tvs and scanned for stations but got nothing. I am in chicago so there has to be something to pickup....

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Old 07-21-2015, 12:22 PM   #2
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1) How old are the TVs, are they digital or analog? If they're new, they're digital.
2) Did you connect an antenna?

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Old 07-21-2015, 12:25 PM   #3
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Yep, you should be able to pick up TV stations without any additional boxes. (assuming these are TV's newer than 10 years) Make sure when you set up the scan, that you have told it to scan for ANTENNA OR CABLE whatever your particular case is. Make sure your amp is on. (normally a small wall box with a switch, lamp, and often a cigar lighter output. The switch is a small pushbutton and the red LED will indicate its position. Of course, make sure all cables are connected to the right places on the TV
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Old 07-21-2015, 03:15 PM   #4
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I use an APP on my phone called TV Towers. It takes your location and gives shows you the different towers. You point the phone like you would a compass (a small line will point towards the towers) and then point the antenna in that direction. It works amazing from what I've seen so far.
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Old 07-21-2015, 06:55 PM   #5
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Make sure amp is on. (Green light on)That TV coax is connected to TV port at the ceiling / wallf outlet. In the TV setup for input... select TV... The setup channel and let it auto scan for available channels. If it asks to erase the old channels say yes. It takes awhile but you should see many channels.
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Old 07-21-2015, 07:08 PM   #6
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Red - simple stuff first: Crank the antenna up; make sure the antenna amplifier is turned on (little button next to the cable connection near the TV); use the TV remote to select the TV input to "antenna" or "over air", then select auto scan to find available channels; you can fine tune the direction to point the antenna using the smart phone apps "TV Antenna helper" or "DTV antennas"
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Old 07-24-2015, 07:35 AM   #7
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You may need to try the scan with the antenna in different spots ???
Seams like in Chicago you would get stations in all positions ???
I found last week in Northern Michigan on one station I got a stronger signal when I lowered the antenna a little !!!
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Old 07-24-2015, 07:52 AM   #8
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I assume you've set the TV for "antenna" and done a station search with the antenna up and booster on?
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Another note, if your unit is equipped with a Jack brand antenna there is also a switch on the side of it that needs turned on along with the amp.
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