drifter wrote:Yeah, you need a converter box.
The "bat-wing" antenna for over-the-air broadcast is designed to work with 12 volts supplied to the amplifier in the head. That's why it won't work when attached directly to the television - the 12 volts (or 13) comes from a box installed somewhere in the RV and probably has a little green LED on it.
The antenna will happily receive the digital signals now being transmitted but an older television will not convert them to a picture. I think WalMart still sells the converter boxes. They were about $59 and for a while a rebate was available from the government for $50 but that program has long since expired. Get one with "pass-through" capability and you won't have to remove it when you want cable or satellite.
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