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Best antenna for an old Emerson TV

I know that my Emerson TV is analog, I have a converter box, but the problem that I am having it the antenna, I have tried many, and I can only get channel 27 which is a Spanish channel. Am I doing something wrong, or does anyone know of a good antenna I can try.

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Barbara
RI

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  • Anonymous Jan 18, 2009

    We have a Toshiba TheaterView and we can't seem to make a box work on it w/our antenna!

  • countrybarb0 Feb 16, 2009

    I think this solution was right on target, I do live in the country, away from the city where the local stations are located. Besides, there are many hills and valleys.



    Thanks so much for you time... I am going to invest in a on the roof antenna.



    Barbara

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One major problem with digital broadcasting is that signal strength is an issue. It is entirely possible that people who live far enough away from the stations, or where there are many hills or other obstructions, may find they get few or even no channels. (It's one of the reasons there's been so much confusion and upset over the shift to digital. Some people are just going to be out of luck; the government knows it but they just pretty much say "Too bad.")

If you are using an indoor antenna, like the old rabbit ears that may have worked okay with analog, you should try a new amplified antenna made for the digital signals. You might find it necessary to install an outside antenna. If you already have an outside antenna but it's the same one you've had up for years, you should replace it. It's probably corroded, the cable from it won't be the best for the digital frequencies, and it may not be pointing in the right direction.

There are many antennas to choose from. I know of several people who have purchased antennas online from antennasdirect.com and have been quite happy. You might try talking to others in your area who may already have figured out what works well, and use the same antenna as they have.

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