Does an outdoor OTA antenna (no dish) require a hopper? (1 Viewer)

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As the title suggests, I'm a little confused on whether or not an outdoor OTA antenna would need to connect to a hopper to broadcast channels on my television - I do not have and am not interested in satellite television.

Would it matter if I wanted to have it available on two different televisions?

Does anyone know?
 
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As the title suggests, I'm a little confused on whether or not an outdoor OTA antenna would need to connect to a hopper to broadcast channels on my television - I do not have and am not interested in satellite television.

Would it matter if I wanted to have it available on two different televisions?

Does anyone know?
You don’t need a Hopper at all. In fact your present TV probably has a TV tuner in it already and will work just fine. You just need a coax cable from that OTA antenna to the TV. If you have two TVs simply run a second coax to that one.
 

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Just make sure that your tv has a built-in tuner. Some of the newer ones do not. In that case you would have to buy a stand alone tuner. Had to do that with my newest Vizio.
That is true, my 2016 Vizio doesn't have a tuner. Vizio brought back tuners in 2018... As far as I know all other other brands have tuners.
 
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