So you bought a high performance TV and a set of $20.00 rabbit ears and there
are lines on channels 2 to 6. Go buy a set of rabbit ears that has ONLY a coax
connector on the back, throw the cable supplied with it in the bin for 'twist
ties'. Also buy an inexpensive surge suppressor that has a cable protector,
enough RG-6 cable and connectors for two cables.
|NotTaR of Television Sets : Those darn rabbit ears
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- Make one cable long enough to get the antenna away from the set (12ft) and
the other to connect the antenna to the surge suppressor.
- Connect the long cable to the set and the other end to the surge suppressor.
- Find an outlet away from the set and plug the surge suppressor in (pick the
most sane order for all of this.)
- Connect the shorter cable to the surge suppressor and connect the other end
to the antenna.
You're done and if you thought carefully you would have put the antenna near
your easy chair so you can adjust the picture or put the antenna where you'll
get the best reception and prevent interference. The surge suppressor was
needed to ground the other end of the coax so as not to make the outer shield
an antenna for the interference from the TV's power supply. This method can
also help allevate 'dead spots' when using rabbit ears.