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Alternate TV/cable antenna?

By learninmypc
Feb 7, 2015
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  1. learninmypc

    learninmypc TS Evangelist Topic Starter Posts: 6,590   +335

    I found the above in a box of cables & am wondering if I used it on my tube type tv, would it get tv programs?
     
  2. jobeard

    jobeard TS Ambassador Posts: 9,311   +617

    You might - - *IF* the rf signal is strong. That is no better that the'50-'60s rabbit-ears on the set top.
     
  3. learninmypc

    learninmypc TS Evangelist Topic Starter Posts: 6,590   +335

    Ok, thank you :)
     
  4. bluejolls

    bluejolls TS Booster Posts: 107   +8

    You can use an outdoor/rooftop mounted antenna for best OTA (over the air) reception. Internet is currently a no-go as a complete substitute for OTA live content unfortunately. Only select streams/live broadcast are available currently in the US, with the exception of NYC anyway (Aereo service).
     
  5. learninmypc

    learninmypc TS Evangelist Topic Starter Posts: 6,590   +335

    I don't understand "Internet is currently a no-go as a complete substitute for OTA live content unfortunately", but no biggie. I simply wanted to know what the cord was, I got the answer so thank you to one & all. :)
     
  6. dkbroadband

    dkbroadband TS Rookie Posts: 25

    I believe that because of the change to HD format you will still need the converter connected to your tube TV. Although even a fork stuck into the back of the coax input will pick up some channels (yes I have seen that), they are modulated into the over the air HD signal - and hency why I think that your Tube TV will need the converter.
     

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