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 will most likley need a digital converter. If you aren't sure when your TV was made you can find out a few ways.
- Look in your TV's manual.
- Google the make and model of your TV and locate a manual you can download.
- 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 digital signal ready and a converter is needed.
Most big box retailers that have an electronics department will stock digital converters.