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Does a scepter 50' flat screen need a digital converter box or will an antenna do?

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So many factors could be affecting your reception. Keep in mind that the digital signal is all or nothing, either you have a signal or you don't, with the regular signal you can pull in weak signals but you can't with digital. Your converter box when turned on will probably not pick up the standard signal. The distance from the digital signal and the direction the antenna is facing also will affect your signal.
Ok with that said you will have to clear the path between the broadcast signal and your antenna, I know this will be a chore but take your antanna out of the attic and put it outside as a test only, this dosnt mean you cant have it in the attic it will just be a signal test.
Once the antenna is moved, from the menu scan for channels and see what you get. Let me know and I can help further.
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no need of a coneverter box.

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SOURCE: Does my Trutech PLV16190 require a digital converter box?

Hi, Please don't shoot the messenger, you asked but unfortunately the answer is yes. Your tv has an NTSC tuner which is an analog tuner, Sorry. But this should answer your question.

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drpends on were you live they all ave not converted over give it time

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SOURCE: analog to digital convertion

Yes,LCD tv have digital tuner inside.Just buy a digital antena.Plug it in the antena analog whole.Go to menu setup go down to ch.rescan should have all free air channels.

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