TV Antennas

6/30/14 @ 6:35 PM
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Northwds
Northwds
USER since 6/20/14
I have an outdoor antenna that works well with a very old analogue television. When I hook up the antenna to a newer flat screen I do not have any signal. Any suggestions?
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8/1/14 @ 5:09 PM
lazyfishr
lazyfishr
USER since 5/29/06
Glad to hear it was an easy fix

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8/1/14 @ 2:06 PM
Northwds
Northwds
USER since 6/20/14
Just a follow up guys..the TV's are fine just a bad co ax cable. Thanks all the help and suggestions.

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8/1/14 @ 11:13 AM
dandigger
dandigger
USER since 4/30/08
The manual says to stay at least 2x the maximum antenna mast length away from power lines so I'd be looking at about 6'. when installed I'd be a bit under that, meaning closer than 6'. that's why I was curious as to how much margin of error they built into their formula.

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8/1/14 @ 10:34 AM
mendota
mendota
MEMBER since 12/19/01
The lines coming in to your house are at 240V, and are insulated pretty well. I would not lean your ladder against them, but working near them isn't much of an issue if you use common sense.

The reasons for not mounting the antenna close are more likely due to interference radiated by the power lines. You won't know if this is a problem till you try it.

They don't define "near" in your manual, do they?

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8/1/14 @ 7:31 AM
dandigger
dandigger
USER since 4/30/08
How much of a stickler are they for installing an antenna close to a power line? Also, when they say don’t install near a power line I assume that includes the line coming down from the pole into the house and not just the line along the road, yes? As you can see from the pics below the previous Dish was installed rather close to the line coming into the house and I’d like to take advantage of this bracket that is already installed on my roof rather than taking it down and patching things up. I can also take advantage of the previous Dish cable coming into the house as well as the ground wire but I’m a little nervous being so close to the power line. The antenna itself will be pointed in the opposite direction, towards the back of the house. Any thoughts or concerns?

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7/9/14 @ 2:49 PM
crappieguy
crappieguy
USER since 2/11/02
Make sure the input on the TV is set to Antenna and not the HDMI port.

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7/9/14 @ 2:47 PM
dandigger
dandigger
USER since 4/30/08
thank you both for the information. Cool

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7/9/14 @ 2:42 PM
Dave (Golden)
Dave (Golden)
MEMBER since 6/22/01
dandigger.. should work just fine...

Sorry, the Engineer in me,,, I tend to over complicate things at times.. wife just loves that....

Edited on 7/9/14 2:43 PM
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7/9/14 @ 2:31 PM
lazyfishr
lazyfishr
USER since 5/29/06
I had a pole mounted dish. Took the dish off and attached my antenna to the mounting hardware and used the existing cable. Worked great.

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7/9/14 @ 2:20 PM
dandigger
dandigger
USER since 4/30/08
I should have specified that I just cancelled my DISH service. i was curious because the cables are already there but I wasn't sure if each TV in the house needed an antenna. The cables already come into the house and split into the bedroom and living room so it sounds like I can just use those existing cables with an antenna in front of the split. I'll give it a try tonight. actually i need to pick up a converter box for my bedroom tv.

Edited on 7/9/14 2:24 PM
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