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Off air antenna hook up

I purchased an antenna for my lg plasma tv and cannot seem to get any reception what setting do i need on tv to get this problem resolved , can't i just hook up antenna to tv w/ out any type of box , sorry to seem ignorant to this , but i am

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  • 2cakelady Feb 09, 2009

    I have a TV- GE older model 27GC802 and it is in the cable mode. I want to get into the antenna mode. How can I do this? Marcia

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You probably have to set the tv to run on the input jacks your antenna is plugged in to. In other words these newer tv's have 2 or 3 inputs and they only run on the input it is set on, if not the right one you must change the setting. On mine there is a button next to the on/off button on the set which is inputs, keep pressing that button and it cycles through inputs till you get the right one. When tv first comes on it flashes the name of the current input on the screen--think they all do that. If input is hdmi, it refers to the hdmi socket, if composit (I think) then it refers to the rca jacks that are red, white, yellow, may be more than one of either. In this way you could have cable on one input, a video player on another, and cable on still another by switching desired input. I use a UHF antenna but it didn't work till I got the right input and then searched for stations studying the menu for station setup, have to set up the stations first, it will configure settings for each station, and have it do that before you can expect to find and receive stations. With correct input you should get a blue screen or something with printing if input is right, click your menu button and will see the menu and then find where to configure stations setup, otherwise it is totally black and nothing happens, nothing responds, that's the wrong input.

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Hi drogers526,
Your Tv has both an ATSC and NTSC tuner, You should be able to get OTA (over the air) signals with just an antenna.
You will have to use the TVs menu system to scan for channels. In the menu make sure the Tuning band is set to AIR or Antenna and not to Cable. On that same menu there should be an option to Auto Scan for channels. The channel scanner should find any signals that are within reach. I have provided a link to a site that has great information on Antennas and the Channels you will be able to receive. http://www.antennaweb.org/aw/welcome.aspx

Let me know know if you need help with the menu settings and good luck. Please rate this solution. FixYa.
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Well, to begin with, hooking up an antenna to a television will not automatically guarantee station reception. If this is the first time you've used an antenna, you may just not be able to get station reception in your area. However, if you had a television before that got stations off that antenna then something's wrong with the connection.
An antenna does not have to be anything special. Taking a simple 6" RF Cable (the black "cable company" cables with the wire in the middle and screw post protecting the wire) and screwing it into the "Antenna A" jack on your TV should give you a semblance of reception. Increasing the length of cable or using a signal booster will improve your television viewing experience.
Also, after you plug in the antenna, run the "Auto Find" channel setup through your television menu. Plan to do it several different times, each time after you move your Antenna cable to different parts of your room.

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