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 you may need to add a digital converter to the set up.
The first thing you need to know is the age of your TV. If it was made prior to 2009 you will most likely need a digital converter. If you are not 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 digital tuner to work with an antenna. If you see NTSC this indicates that the TV is not digital signal ready, and a converter is needed.
Most big box retailers that have an electronics department will stock digital converters.