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Old 10-11-2013, 06:30   #1
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Digital TV reception

I have a digital TV which used to receive signals via a mast mounted antenna back in the analog days. How can I convert it to receive a digital signal? Any info would be helpful, thanks.

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Old 10-11-2013, 06:47   #2
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Re: Digital TV reception

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I have a digital TV which used to receive signals via a mast mounted antenna back in the analog days. How can I convert it to receive a digital signal? Any info would be helpful, thanks.

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Any analog antenna will work to receive digital TV signals. The antennas did not change. Only the TV must be capable of decoding the digital signal.
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Old 10-11-2013, 07:27   #3
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Re: Digital TV reception

Check the menu on your TV. If it is digital ready then simply change the setting from analog to digital. If it's not digital ready then you'll need to buy a converter box from Radio Shack or similar store (I think there is still a Radio Shack in Nassau).
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Re: Digital TV reception

If your TV was made before 2004 it probably doesn't have a built in digital tuner. This will require a converter box that is available from many sources. If the TV has a built in digital tuner, you can use any antenna that is capable of receiving VHF and UHF TV signals. If your in a fringe area you might need a booster. Digital signals can be received via a coat hanger if your close enough. If the set is "HDTV ready" that does not mean it has a built in digital tuner. It means it is capable of HDTV via a cable box, satellite receiver or converter box. It must have a built in tuner. Chuck
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Re: Digital TV reception

as above the tv needs to have a internal ATSC tuner. normally when you scan for channels in the menu scan feature, it'll scan both analog and digital if you have it, and should find them.

find the tv manual and look for digital tuner or ATSC tuner to see if it has one.
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Remember that various cruising destinations may not be digital. And there are multiple standards in use. Below is a page that tries to list each country's selected standard. Analog is still common in many cruising spots.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Digital...ial_television
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