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I have a 1988 linytron sharp tv. i want to buy an antenna to…

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I have a 1988...

I have a 1988 linytron sharp tv. i want to buy an antenna to use it Do I need a digital convertor box?

Technician's Assistant: What Sharp model do you have? How old is it?

Sharp Linytron 1988 13MM17B. It has UHF and VHF on the back, two screws above both. Do i just go out and buy a antenna?

Technician's Assistant: Does the TV menu work? Do you have the same problem on all sources/inputs?

It has brightness, color, tint, and picture knobs on the lower bottom. they all work. I dont know any other inputs.

Technician's Assistant: How long has this been an issue with your Sharp? What happened right before this?

It just started

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TV Technician: Aric, Technician replied 1 year ago
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TV Technician: Aric, Technician replied 1 year ago

Offhand yes- this TV would need a digital converter box as it lacks a digital tuner to decode over the air signals.

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TV Technician: Aric, Technician replied 1 year ago

I'm taking a further look to see what other jacks the set has to connect a converter (converters use a coaxial cable input and/or RCA type AV inputs).

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TV Technician: Aric, Technician replied 1 year ago

I'm unable to find any info on this set, other than that it does not have a digital tuner (based on the fact that it has UHF and VHF connections). It would appear you would need a coaxial to VHF adapter- at the link below:

https://www.amazon.com/dp/B01IU9XOH8/ref=asc_df_B01IU9XOH85104644/?tag=hyprod-20&creative=395033&creativeASIN=B01IU9XOH8&linkCode=df0&hvadid=198063088238&hvpos=1o3&hvnetw=g&hvrand=15365716014194985113&hvpone=&hvptwo=&hvqmt=&hvdev=c&hvdvcmdl=&hvlocint=&hvlocphy=9003221&hvtargid=pla-318862105199

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TV Technician: Aric, Technician replied 1 year ago

Then any of the digital converter boxes (available at Best Buy, Radio Shack or Wal-Mart) could be connected to the coaxial input on the adapter. Your HDTV antenna would then connect to the digital converter box.

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