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How to connect converter box fo older tv which does not have a coaxial cable connector to rabbit ears antenna

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    I can't figure out how to connect my convertor box to my tv and still be able to keep the vcr connected also.

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Okay if I don't know exactly what your situation is but it sounds as if your TV is not cable ready but instead has terminal screws for spade connectors to connect an Over The Air antenna. If this is the case thay mak a transformer that converts the signal from the coax attached at one end to that of spade connectors at the opposite end. If you do not have this set up but yellow/ white or red/yellow/ white inputs you could purchase an RF modulator and a set of composite cables to accomplish the same goal.
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Well you can follow the below steps -
1. Inspect the antenna for any signs of damage. Identify and examine the power adapter cord and the coaxial antenna cable for any rips tears or other defects.
2. Plug the adapter into the antenna's power adapter socket. It will be labeled "12V DC/Adapter". If you are using an antenna that does not require power, such as rabbit ears, you may skip this step.
3. Next connect the antenna cable to the television using the TV's "Antenna In/75 Ohm" input jack. Make sure the antenna connector is twisted tightly into place. Place the antenna on a sturdy surface such as the top of an entertainment center. If you have an older analog TV that is a non high definition ready/capable display and are using a digital to analog converter box, generally, the antenna will plug into the input of the converter and the output of the converter will plug into the antenna input of your TV. 
4. Plug the antenna's power supply into a 120V AC wall outlet. This will turn the antenna on. If you are using the "rabbit ears" style antenna, make sure that the each section of the antenna is fully extended. This will give you the best reception.
5. Turn on the TV and check for digital reception. You will know that you are receiving digital signals because the picture will be clear and free of any analog "snow" or other artifacts. Digital TV channels have DVD quality picture and sound.

Follow the below link for more help -

http://www.wonderhowto.com/how-to-hook-tv-antenna-094240/

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You should also pick up a new antenna designed to work with digital broadcasting. If you use the old rabbit ears you were using before, you will probably not pick up all the channels available in your area.

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