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Cord Cutters Quick Tip: Activate Your Antenna!

What do you do when you hook an over-the-air digital antenna to your TV but all you get is static? In this Cord Cutters quick tip, Janko shows you how to make sure you’re able to get all the TV stations being broadcast over-the-air in your area.

Show notes for this episode:

  • One of our readers hooked an antenna up to her TV, but all she got was static. That’s no good!
  • To get the antenna to work, make sure you have the correct input selected on your TV. Most times, it will be “antenna” or “ATSC.”
  • Switch the input and you should be able to watch all the channels available in your area.

Have you had problems getting your antenna or other cord cutting device to work? Let us know in the comments, or feel free to share any tips and tricks you’ve come across. You can also get in touch with us on Twitter (@cordcutters) or email us at cordcutters @