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Digital tv I have a projection Tv 53UDX10B do I need a converter box to get TV signal over roof top antenna

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    I just want an antenae that will permit me to view local channels clearly

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Good Day, tuff65;
Today with "HD TV" get a good UHF/HD antenna. You can get at any local Best Buy, Circuit City, Radio Shack etc.
Good Luck, big IRISH. PS: Inside or outdoors.

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  • MICHAEL MULLINS Sep 08, 2008

    If your TV is not HD yes!!

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