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    5" LCD Screen TV Antenna Problem

    Sweet Just got my pop out screen thing, my installation is going to be started very very soon. Any how I just had a question, I will post pics when I can but my head unit has a TV tuner built into it, all I need is an antenna to watch TV thru it. it has 4 holes that look like regular jacks like you have on a sound card, does anyone know what these are or where I can buy an antenna?

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    I have the antenas but don't wanna part them from my lcd i'm probably gonna sell soon. It probably uses two antennas. One will use two of the slots.
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    Quote Originally Posted by owenjh
    my head unit has a TV tuner built into it, all I need is an antenna to watch TV thru it. it has 4 holes that look like regular jacks like you have on a sound card, does anyone know what these are
    While we're waiting for the piccys, how about giving us some clues....like make & model!

    Edit: um, never mind, obviously Hijinks is more psychic than me!!

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    im at work at the moment so wont be able to get pictures, but it does look like 3/4 inch jacks and there are 4 of them. I was thinking it might use 4 antenas 1 for front L 1 for front R and rear R and L but 2 sounds good to me

    Boss 5" LCD BV-500

    Here is a link to one

    http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll...category=32826

    I snagged it off ebay for $175 with free shipping, came with a 140watt inverter thats tiny about 6 inches x 4 inches but did not come with antenna. The wiring was crappy but is better now me and a friend took the 3 rolls of electrical tape off. We hooked it up to my PC power supply and hey presto it works! TV would be nice tho if I can get the antenna for it.

    Which one from sounddomain would be best do you think? I will try to post pictures tonight.

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    Im thinking one of these 2 would fit what do you guys think? Is it worth paying an extra $23 for the glass film mount one? will it improve the quality of my picture?

    http://www.sounddomain.com/sku/POWANT1

    http://www.sounddomain.com/sku/POWFILM1

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    I'll give ya the lowdown... Don't expect to get a TV signal while driving with those antennas. Tv was not made to be watched while driving. The only time i used my tuner was while tailgating. You'd need a big antenna that like fits to your roof to get decent picture while driving
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    Quote Originally Posted by hijinks21
    I'll give ya the lowdown... Don't expect to get a TV signal while driving with those antennas. Tv was not made to be watched while driving. The only time i used my tuner was while tailgating. You'd need a big antenna that like fits to your roof to get decent picture while driving
    true, but would one give a better picture when still? I mostly want it to check the News 14 for traffic and weather when im at stoplights, and because the monitor has the function, It would be nice to use it. Do you think the expensive one would help me out picture wise?

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    mine are pretty cheap.. they came with my setup.. the ones you are looking at would be better then what i had and mine were fine if i was stopped.
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    Im debating to save $20 go with the cheaper one, or spend an extra $20 and get the pimp looking one that mounts on the glass, decisions decisions.

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