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(B) I get all of my TV through cable or satellite services today, but I'd like to get an antenna to start getting Good News TV and other FREE channels
OR I don't get any TV today, and just need help setting up an antenna to my TV
OR I have been watching TV with Roku, Amazon TV, Apple TV or similar.
In this case, you don't have an antenna, whether you have not been watching TV at all, or you have been depending on paid TV (like COX, Comcast, CableOne, DirecTV, Dish Network, etc), or you have been watching via newer streaming devices like Amazon Fire, Apple TV or Roku.*
In any case, now you'd like to setup an antenna to start getting Good News TV and many other FREE digital antenna TV channels. You will still be able to watch your cable or satellite TV if you have that when you are finished following these steps, but you may decide in the future (as others have) to cancel your paid TV services and save that money or send it to us to help reach more people for Christ. There is currently about 90 digital channels available in the Phoenix area, and more will be introduced in future months.
For your situation, you will need to install a TV antenna to receive Good News TV and the other FREE channels. You may be able to use the old antenna you still have mounted in your attic or on your roof. If you can't find it, then you will need to purchase a new one along with a few other parts.
Step #3: Purchase 3 or 4 items for this installation...
Older analog tube TV: If you have an older analog TV, then you'll need (a) an analog-to-digital converter; (b) an indoor or outdoor antenna; (c) an A/B antenna [RF] switch (only if you want to watch cable or satellite TV as well); and (d) two short and one long RG6 coaxial cables. The cost for converter boxes is approximately $50, antenna is $20 - $100 depending on your distance from where the local TV stations broadcast from, A/B switch is about $5 - $10, and the 3 RG6 coax cables are about $35 (2 shorter cables and 1 long enough to go from you TV to where ever you want to mount the antenna). If you don't have cable or satellite TV then you only need 1 shorter coax cable. You can purchase all of these items from most local electronics stores, and some hardware or department stores.
The total cost of all of this equipment, depending on whether you still have your old antenna and how large of an antenna you need to get, is going to be between about $100 - $200.
Newer digital flat screen TV: If you have a newer digital TV, then you'll need everything listed above for the older analog tube TV except you will not need the converter box and you will only need 1 of the 2 shorter coax cables (3-6 ft should work). It you don't have cable or satellite TV then you will only need the longer coax cable to go to the antenna (no shorter cable at all).
Total cost of all of this equipment, Depending on whether you still have your old antenna and how large of an antenna you need to get, is going to be between about $50 - $150.
Step #4: Once you purchase these items above, you will need to follow the instructions to assemble them and then connect them together using the coaxial (coax) cables as follows...
If you have an older analog TV: (a) Connect the new long coax cable to your antenna on one end and the "Antenna In" on converter box on the other end; (b) Connect one end of the first new short coax cable to the "TV Out" on converter box and connect the other end to port A on your A/B switch. If you don't have cable or satellite TV then this end goes directly into your TV instead of the A/B switch and now you are ready to go to skip to Step #6. If you have cable or satellite, then continue with (c); (c) For those with cable or satellite, find the existing coax cable that goes between your "TV Out" on your cable or satellite receiver and your "Antenna In" on the back of your TV. Disconnect the end of this cable from the back of your TV; (d) Take the end of the coax cable that you just disconnected from the back of your TV and reconnect it to port B on A/B switch; and (e) Finally, connect one end of the second new short coax cable to the "TV Out" on the A/B switch and connect the other end to the "Antenna In" on your TV.
If you have a newer digital flat screen digital TV with cable or satellite TV service already connected: (a) Check to see if your cable TV or satellite service is connected to your TV with a coax cable or an HDMI cable, and then follow the corresponding steps below...
If a coax cable is used, then: (b) Connect the new long cable to your antenna on one end and port A on the A/B switch on the other end; (c) Find the existing coax cable that goes between the "TV Out" on your cable or satellite receiver and the "Antenna In" on the back of your TV. Disconnect the end of this cable from the back of your TV; (d) Take the end of the coax cable that you just disconnected from the back of your TV and reconnect it to port B on the A/B switch; and (d) Finally, connect one end of the new short coax cable to the "TV Out" on the A/B switch and connect the other end to the "Antenna In" on your TV.
If an HDMI cable is used, then do the following... (b) Connect one end of the new long coax cable to your antenna and connect the other end to the "Antenna In" on your TV.
Step #5: If your existing cable or satellite TV service is connected using a coax cable, then you will need to switch your A/B switch to A to watch antenna channels and B to watch cable or satellite channels. If your existing cable or satellite TV service is connected using an HDMI cable, then you will need to change the INPUT or SOURCE setting on your TV to "Antenna" to watch antenna channels and "HDMI" to watch cable or satellite channels.
Step #6: Now that the cables are connected and your A/B switch or TV are set to watch antenna channels, aim your antenna in the direction of where the local TV stations are broadcasting from.**
Step #7: Turn your converter box and/or TV on. If you have an older analog TV and converter box, then turn the TV channel and the switch on the back of the converter box to the same channel, either 3 or 4.
Step #8: Next, follow the instructions on your converter box or digital TV to scan/search for antenna channels.
Step #9: When the scan is complete, change the channels on your TV or converter box to our GNTV channel**. If you have a converter box then it is important that you only change channels on the converter box, not on your TV. The TV must remain on channel 3 or 4, like the converter box. If our channel shows up, then congratulations. You are now watching Good News TV!
Please feel free to CONTACT US if you need help. You can reach us at Good News TV by calling: 480-264-1116. You can also email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
IMPORTANT: When calling, please let us know if you are interested in being trained as a Good News TV volunteer to help other people through the same process you are currently experiencing. If we don't answer the phone, please leave us your contact information (preferrably phone and email address) and we will call you back at our earliest opportunity!
*Note: Our channels are available on the above streaming devices, so check for instructions to get that way if desired.]
** GOOD NEWS TV CAN BE FOUND ON THE FOLLOWING CHANNELS BY POINTING YOUR ANTENNA IN THE DIRECTION INDICATED: Phoenix on channel 22.1 from South Mountain at about Central Avenue; Prescott on channel 32.1 from Mt Francis; Payson on channel 34.1 from Diamond Point; Flagstaff on channel 19.1 from Mt Elden; Yuma on channel 24.1 from Peanut Patch; and Verde Valley/Prescott Valley on channel 31.1 from Mingus Mtn.