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How to tune in to our digital signal without cable or satellite service
March 6, 2010 8:38:25 AM PST
There are many ways to watch ABC7, including accessing our free, over the air digital signal. If you haven't used an antenna to get TV lately, there are some important changes you should know about. Since June 12, 2009 all full power television stations in the country have been broadcasting an all digital signal. The good news is that if you purchased your TV in last few years, it most likely already has a digital tuner. If you are still using an analog TV set, you have to connect it to a converter box to watch ABC7 over the air.

And ABC7 recently increased the power of its digital broadcast signal to reach even more people in the tri-state area. So, if you already have a converter box, try adjusting your antenna and then rescan!

If you're looking at buying a new antenna for DTV reception, there are many things you should know about the best one for you. Click here for some key DTV antenna information you should know.

If you have questions about digital television, converter boxes or reception problems, visit: DTV.gov or call 1-888-CALL-FCC (1-888-225-5322).

Converter boxes and antennas are available at most electronics retailers. Target and Radio Shack have converter boxes available in store and online. Here are the direct links to their converter box pages.

  • Target
  • Radio Shack

    More options include:
  • Amazon.com
  • Best Buy
  • J&R
  • Radio Shack
  • Sears
  • Target
  • Walmart

    Here is an article from Consumer Reports about choosing the best DTV converter box.

    Here is an article from DTVAnswers.com on choosing an antenna.