How to Attach Rabbit Ears to a HDTV

By James Clark

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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.

Step 1

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.

Step 2

Attach the other end of the coaxial cable to the "RF IN" or "Coax IN" jack on the back of the HDTV.

Step 3

Plug in the electrical cord, if the rabbit ears are equipped with a signal amplifier.

Step 4

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.