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Default What is this? - 10-17-2009, 10:46 PM

Just received a Dell Mini 10 and for the life of me can not figure out what this is and what it is for. Im thinking something to do with the TV Tuner?

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Default 10-17-2009, 11:02 PM

Yes, that's what it is. It allows you to connect an antenna to the tuner, since the 10 doesn't have a standard F-connector for it.

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Cool 10-18-2009, 12:30 AM

yes thats correct, just take off the little plastic cap on the smaller end (try not to lose it, what I do is put it on the end of the little TV antenna it comes with, it has the same plug..they should give you 2 of those end caps, buts thats Dell for ya) and that end goes into the left side of the Mini 10 right in front of where the ac charger plugs in and then just screw your cable antenna into the threaded end...I couldnt get anythng with my cable....its digital and so is the mini so I dont know...seems to me that the extra money I spent on the TV Tuner could have been spent better, but I had to have it anyway....oh well....good luck....

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Default 10-18-2009, 02:20 PM

I can pick up 10 local stations with my mini-10 while hooked up to my rooftop antenna.
Some of these are "subs". I actually get 5 networks.
Since I do not have cable or satellite, I've rewired my antenna system to optimize it for the current digital system we have in the US.
I followed guides over at
There's a lot of good info there on terrestrial broadcast TV and reception.
After using my rooftop antenna to scan in the channels, I can use the "portable" antenna to pick up "most" of these channels at my location.

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