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Antenna/Cable Switch I have a Symphonic B19WM I bought new. We've moved from town to the country and I'd like to switch it to antenna usage.... is it possible or is this set cable only??

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  • rgf98 Dec 31, 2008

    Thanks, I got it now. I just had to eun through the channel auto select.... duh!! I'm actually hooking it up to the dish network as the 2nd TV so it's already digital. We are up and running.

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You can get a 75 Ohm to 300 Ohm balun from a local Radio Shack Store and connect it to VHF antenna but you won't be able to receive off the air signals for very long because in about a month all TV signals will be being broadcast in Digital Format nationwide and all you will receive is SNOW. You'll need to also buy a Digital to Analog conversion unit as well to receive off the air programming. Sorry for the bad news but that's the advancement of technology and mandates from our government (FCC).

Hope this helps and Happy New Year,

Backyard_Jim

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