So you connected your new antenna and all you see is a snowy, blue or black screen?  You may have a TV that is not compatible with a digital antenna and need a digital converter.


The first thing you need to know is the age of your TV.  If it was made prior to 2009 you definately need a digital converter.  If you aren't sure when your TV was made you can find out a few ways.

  1. Look in your TV's manual if you still have it.
  2. Google the make and model and look for info on your TV online.
  3. Contact the manufacture of the TV and give them the model number and they can advise you.


What you are looking for is reference to a "digital" or "ATSC" tuner.  This indicates that your TV has the needed tuner to work with an antenna.  If you see NTSC however, it is not ready and a converter is needed.


Most big box retailers that have an electronics department will stock digital converters.


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