How to Tune a Digital TV Antenna

by Greyson Ferguson

A digital antenna gives you the ability to view television programming without the aid of a cable or satellite receiver. Because all programming is not in digital you must use a digital television antenna, otherwise the analog set is going to require a digital-to-analog converter box, and that adds an additional $50 or more to your overall purchase. Once you have the digital television antenna, you are able to tune into most local broadcasts.


Connect the coaxial cable running from the antenna into the "In" port on the back end of the television.


Power on the TV (and the antenna, if it requires a local power outlet).


Change the television station with your television's remote control. When you reach a station that comes in you are going to have a complete picture, unlike a snowy image when using an analog television and antenna. If the image begins to distort (different color boxes appearing on the screen or the image freezing) move the antenna around until the image stays clean.


Repeat this tuning process for any station with an unclear signal that you want to clean up.


About the Author

Greyson Ferguson is a graduate of the Savannah College of Art and Design with a degree in film and television. He currently resides in Lansing, Michigan where he works on independent film projects and writes for numerous publications. Ferguson primarily focuses on computer and electronic articles. Greyson produces, focusing on only upbeat news stories with daily updates.

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