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Will old school TV antenna wire connect directly to a new TV?
Posted by: Dennis S
Date: June 04, 2020 01:52AM


Do you have to have an adapter?
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Re: Will old school TV antenna wire connect directly to a new TV?
Posted by: jdc
Date: June 04, 2020 01:56AM
Will screw right in. They all have coax.



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Re: Will old school TV antenna wire connect directly to a new TV?
Posted by: Carm
Date: June 04, 2020 03:13AM
As long as it has a coax end it will work. You will have to scan the channels to see what is available, then you will have to do it again in July apparently.

I have an HDHomeRun Duo that connects OTA broadcast to my network. I can view live broadcast on my network connected devices. Some people use TiVo Bolt OTA version to record the broadcast. I have Hulu so that’s not a priority for me. If it was, I’d connect it to my Plex account and pay the lifetime fee to record.
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Re: Will old school TV antenna wire connect directly to a new TV?
Posted by: RAMd®d
Date: June 04, 2020 06:24AM
I wouldn't call that old school.

That's coax cable and still pretty much standard.

As long as it has an F-connector on the end and the TV has a matching RF input, your golden.



To me, old school is 300ohm twin-lead.



For that, you'd need a balun connector, the kind manufacturers threw in with every VCR, if you remember them. (Baluns or VCRs.)




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Re: Will old school TV antenna wire connect directly to a new TV?
Posted by: MrNoBody
Date: June 04, 2020 06:57AM
RAMd®d's pictorial explanation is great!
And yes, I remember both old fogey smiley

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...You will have to scan the channels to see what is available, then you will have to
do it again in July apparently.
Depending on where you live.
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Re: Will old school TV antenna wire connect directly to a new TV?
Posted by: Bill in NC
Date: June 04, 2020 07:01AM
yep, our last local channel got a waiver to move to Phase 10 but still finished switching frequencies & installing a new antenna before the end of May.
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Re: Will old school TV antenna wire connect directly to a new TV?
Posted by: NewtonMP2100
Date: June 04, 2020 07:12AM
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Re: Will old school TV antenna wire connect directly to a new TV?
Posted by: Harooneneutics
Date: June 04, 2020 12:38PM
Just make sure it has "TV" in the product name. Some companies sell "Home Theater Displays" that lack a tuner.

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Re: Will old school TV antenna wire connect directly to a new TV?
Posted by: deckeda
Date: June 05, 2020 08:05AM
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Harooneneutics
Just make sure it has "TV" in the product name. Some companies sell "Home Theater Displays" that lack a tuner.

More info

Interesting. That's what many people should be buying ... tunerless displays. I'm a strong broadcast-TV advocate, but realize most people that watch local channels do so via a subscription service.
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