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Do I need the wire antenna for fm?

My parents gave their old Dolby digital sound system to me, and I have everything, except the wire antenna. Now, I have the loop one, but my fm stations are not coming in clear. I would like to know if A) do I need the wire antenna, and B) if so, where do I get one for this particular system.

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Tv rabbit ears work great

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    Jenny Hwilka Apr 05, 2015

    Ok, now do you know how to hook it up to a newer model Sanyo flatscreen tv!

  •  johnny rebel
    johnny rebel Apr 05, 2015

    you said it was for a radio for fm reception,now its a tv?!!analog signals are not used anymore,you cannot use rabbit ears to receive tv stations only radio stations,to make your tv work you need an hdtv antenna

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    johnny rebel Apr 05, 2015

    you need this to connect to a radio with cable input



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