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With or without my indoor rabbit ears, cannot get any channels below 7. the people where i got the antenna told that i could connect my roof antenna to an adapter and connect it to the antenna input on the tv, which is new.

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You heard is correct. Your roof antenna can be connected to your TV, after connecting it to a balancing coil adapter, usually called 'Balun Adapter" which converts the impedence from 300 to 75 Ohms. It can be bought for most of the electronic shops all around. Connect the antenna wire to it and then plug it to your TV antenna in socket. The stations will be very clear, and well defined. You may have to turn the roof top antenna towards the direction of the transmitting tower to get a well defined, ghost free image. OK.

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