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Old 04-20-2014, 04:14 PM   #1
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Replacing TV, need to replace antenna as well?

Hey all, getting ride of my tube TV's and I can't remember where I read it, but do I need to replace the antenna as well? Running a 1997 FW Pace Arrow. Or do I simply use the existing antenna because the TV's have the digital tuners in them?

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Old 04-20-2014, 04:22 PM   #2
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There is no need to replace the antenna due to the TV swap however you might want to. Antenna technology has improved over the past 17 years. Assuming you have an original Winegard Batwing antenna replacing it with a new one may provide better service. Alternately if it will fit where your antenna is positioned you can add the Wingman attachment to your current one which will improve service.

Several people have done tests on the newer Winegard antenna and compared them to the Jack antenna (which I have and like) and the new Winegard with the Wingman addition provides excellent service.

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I wouldn't change without trying your current antenna first. We still have the same old original crank-up Winegard Sensar and it works great.

Winegard has a low-cost add-on called the "Wingman" that is designed to enhance UHF reception (UHF is where most digital stations are), It just bolts to your current Sensar.

Having said that, I don't have the Wingman on mine and have no idea whether or not it will improve my reception significantly, marginally, or not at all. I'll probably try one sometime soon.
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I would had the wingmam. Low cost and easy to installed, great for new technonogy and HD tv.
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Old 04-20-2014, 04:52 PM   #5
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That's what I thought. Figured I'd double check is all. Putting a couple 24's with built in DVD players. Out wanted to be able to use antenna if the mood hits.
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