If you have purchased a sweet looking plasma TV but don't have a cable or satellite system to connect to, then you should be wondering how to connect an antenna to my plasma TV. With an antenna you can pick up all of the local digital and high-definition broadcasts and watch them on an amazing looking television, all without paying a dime. Almost all plasma televisions from reputable manufacturers are ready to receive a digital signal, but if your plasma television isn't you will have to have a digital tuner between the antenna and the television. The antenna can be installed indoors or outdoors depending on the type of antenna and distance from the broadcast tower.
- Connect 75-ohm coax cable to the output connector on the antenna. 75-oh, coax cable is shielded from interference and is preferable over other types of cables.
- Run the cable from the antenna to your plasma television. If your antenna is outside, make sure that you run the cable through the attic or basement and not through windows or door.
- Connect the other end of the coax cable to the Plasma TV. Use the "ANT-IN" connector on the back of the plasma TV. It will be the only circular connector that is threaded (so that something can screw into it) and it will normally be off to the side of the other connectors. Place the cable in and turn it clockwise to tighten it.
- Tune in. With the plasma TV on press the "Source" or "Input" button on the remote. Scroll to the "TV" or "Digital TV" option and press enter. You can now scroll through the channels and watch broadcast TV on your plasma TV.