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Old 03-29-2018, 07:59 PM   #1
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Long story short. Wife has a TV in the bathroom that used to have a receiver box on it. She quit watching it so I turned in the receiver on her suggestion and threw away the ancient TV. 8 years later she wants a new TV and to be able to watch her shows in the morning while getting ready. Shows are all on the main networks so I don't need a cable box I don't think...like Good Morning America or some other news stuff. I have a coax hookup in the wall from my previous box so that's not a problem. My question.... should I be able to get my main channels with a TV with a digital tuner connected straight to the coax with m FIOS sub? or do I need to buy an HD antenna for it?
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Old 03-29-2018, 08:01 PM   #2
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Old 03-29-2018, 08:07 PM   #3
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I don't know about FIOS, but Comcast makes you pay for a box to receive anything these days.

If you have a digital TV and only want to get the local channels, a cheap HD antenna should work if you are within reasonable distance to broadcast towers.
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Old 03-29-2018, 08:09 PM   #4
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I may not be answering the question you are asking but I think you will need an antenna. I have a tv in the garage hooked by coax to a small antenna in the attic. I get all regular UHF channels and a ton of VHF channels - all digital now of course.
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Old 03-29-2018, 08:42 PM   #5
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Pretty sure now days you have to have a box. A good HD antanna is like 30 bucks. Used one during Harvey and it saved our ads once the direct tv went out due to the storm.
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Old 03-29-2018, 08:53 PM   #6
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No box just go buy an hd antenna for around $30 and bamn..good ole bunny ear TV

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Old 03-29-2018, 09:12 PM   #7
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As long as it's an HD TV, all you need is bunny ears. That's all we have and we get around 20 local channels.

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Old 03-29-2018, 10:00 PM   #8
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Perfect ... thanks guys. 4 boxes in the house and Id prefer not to pay for another for her to watch the locals
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Old 03-29-2018, 10:28 PM   #9
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Get you one of them As Seen On TV antennas. $20 wal-mart.
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Old 04-24-2018, 04:14 PM   #10
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Update...

Well...luckily for us, the little HD TV I bought on clearance at WM.com has its own digital tuner and with my FIOS sub can get all the locals in HD without a box or HD antenna. Just had to hook it straight to the coax that was already there from the previous TV. Ended up spending just under half of what I though it was going to cost me all together.. Wife is happy with the TV and I'm happy with the cost and low PITA factor..lol..win win....
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