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Old 06-06-2013, 12:20 PM   #1
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Smile Winegard TV/FM Antennas

We are the new owners of a 2005 Country Coach with a Winegard omnidirectional TV/FM antenna mounted on the roof. Since this unit is a 2005 and before the switch to all digital television I assume the antenna is cut to serve that foremat? Is it advisable to replace the antenna or is there some sort of fix so it will work? My TV is a HD digital unit so should receive digital signal just fine. Thanks for the advice.

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Old 06-06-2013, 12:54 PM   #2
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You can buy a digital converter box got mine at target for $50.00 works great, also have one on tv at camp even works with rabbit ears.I have the RCA box what I like about this box it has a signal number setting you can turn atena until you get the highest number on tv screen for best setting.the box is only about 1.5x6x7 inches. You just run antena cable to the box,then cable to tv.Easy cheap fix.

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Old 06-06-2013, 04:28 PM   #3
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My 2006 had a HD TV but it did not have a digital tuner. I had to get a digital signal from a HD cable box or DVD player. A cheap converter box ($25 at WM) will allow you to get digital signals Over-The-Air but it won't be HD. Your existing antenna will get you some channels if you are close to the transmitting antenna. They make add-ons for your antenna to improve it or you can replace just the head with a better or the Jack head.
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Old 06-06-2013, 07:59 PM   #4
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I also had an omni directional antenna; I replaced it with a complete Jack TV antenna. After I replaced I found out you can just purchase the Jack TV head and install it on the Winegard arm. One good thing about replacing the entire antenna is it is only about a foot off the roof and does not crank up and down and can be used while moving.

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