How to Hook an Antenna to a Sony Bravia HDTV
By Adrian Grahams
Hooking up an antenna to your Sony Bravia high-definition TV enables you to watch over-the-air digital-television channels through the set's integrated digital tuner. Depending on your location, you can connect the Bravia to a set-top VHF/UHF antenna in strong signal areas or an externally-mounted antenna in areas where the digital-TV signal is weaker. After connecting the antenna for the first time, you'll need to scan for channels to add them to the set's electronic program guide.
Move the Sony Bravia TV so that you can get behind the set.
Screw the coaxial cable from the antenna into the "Cable/Antenna" jack on the back of the TV set. Gently tug the cable to ensure the connection to the jack is secure.
Power on the Sony Bravia TV set. If you're turning on the TV for the first time, the Initial Setup menu will display and automatically scan and add new channels. If this isn't a new installation, follow the next steps.
Press the "Menu" button on the Bravia remote control handset and then select "Settings" followed by "Channel."
Select "Antenna" in the Signal Type section of the onscreen menu.
Select "Auto Program" and then press the "OK" button. Wait a few moments for the Bravia to scan and add all available digital-television channels. You can view them from the set's onscreen program guide.
- If you also have HD cable or satellite, connect the set-top box to the Sony Bravia with HDMI, component or composite video cables.
- If you have standard cable through a coaxial cable without a set-top box and you want to view both cable and over-the-air channels on the set, use an A-B RF switch to combine the signals and connect the coaxial cable from the switch to the "Cable/Antenna" jack on the back of the set.
Adrian Grahams began writing professionally in 1989 after training as a newspaper reporter. His work has been published online and in various newspapers, including "The Cornish Times" and "The Sunday Independent." Grahams specializes in technology and communications. He holds a Bachelor of Science, postgraduate diplomas in journalism and website design and is studying for an MBA.