How to Connect a Converter Box to a TV

Since the digital conversion in the United States, analog televisions require a built-in digital tuner or an external digital converter box in order to be used to watch over-the-air television. If you have an analog television, you can purchase a digital converter box for your set from most electronics stores and hook it up to your television in just a few minutes.

Things You'll Need

  • Converter box
  • Two coaxial cables (typically included with a converter box)
  • Rabbit ears or another type of antenna


    • 1

      Connect one end of a coaxial cable to your rabbit ears or other antenna you were previously using for a television signal.

    • 2

      Plug the other end of the coaxial cable connected to your antenna into the back of your converter box in the port labeled "Cable In."

    • 3

      Plug the second coaxial cable into the back of your television.

    • 4

      Connect the other end of the second coaxial cable into the back of your converter box into the port labeled "Cable Out."

    • 5

      Plug your converter box into an electrical outlet for power, and begin watching your television with a new digital signal.

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