How to Attach Rabbit Ears to a HDTVby James Clark
A high-definition TV (HDTV) delivers stunning picture and sound, especially when connected with a digital programming source such as cable or a satellite service. However, many areas still receive local TV stations via broadcasting over the air. These stations may not always be available as part of a subscription programming package, so an old-fashioned "rabbit ears" antenna is the solution. The antenna connects to the HDTV with a coaxial cable.
Connect a coaxial cable to the "Out to TV" jack on the base of the rabbit ears. The cable attaches by turning the threaded coupler clockwise around the jack.
Attach the other end of the coaxial cable to the "RF IN" or "Coax IN" jack on the back of the HDTV.
Plug in the electrical cord, if the rabbit ears are equipped with a signal amplifier.
Turn on the HDTV and turn off any cable or satellite receiver connected to the television, then press "Menu" on the TV remote control and select "Auto-Tune" or "Scan" (depending on the TV model) to program all available broadcast signals.
- Do not connect the equipment to the electricity until the coaxial connection is complete.
- Use rabbit ears with a power amplifier for better reception.
- Move the rabbit ears as far away from the HDTV as possible. The computers inside the HDTV can cause signal interference.
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