How to Connect Projector to TV Antenna

How to Connect Projector to TV Antenna

I love digital devices that are multi-purposed. Do you?

That is the beauty of advanced projectors. They can go big by letting us stream online digital content or play hundreds of video games by connecting compatible devices. Similarly, they can transform into regular TV, and we can catch up on our favorite shows on the massive projector screen.

Yes, we can connect a projector to a TV Antenna and enjoy live sports, news, shows, cartoons, and whatnot. It is a better alternative than investing in the giant-sized smart TV that wouldn’t stop disappointing us with a poor display performance along with awful built-in audio quality.

Allow me to walk you through the simple process of connecting a projector to a TV antenna, all you nave projector users. It would only take a few minutes, and you’d be ready to catch up on TV or watch the Olympics live. Yay!

How to Connect Projector to TV Antenna?

Key Requirements

Converter Box

We can not pass Antenna signals without a TV tuner or a converter box. It contains multiple outputs that help connect with a projector and are most likely to catch TV signals and air up to the big screen through a projector.

So, it can work pretty well with new or old projectors. Therefore, our primary requirement is getting hands on one of the most reliable converter boxes available.

I recommend you get an ATSC TV Tuner which is the most user-friendly device I have ever come across. It will catch over-the-air TV signals and project on the big screen.

How to Connect Projector to TV Antenna

TV Antenna

Do you have a TV Antenna already? That’s great!

However, if you are still wasting money on cable subscriptions and want to save this money for something better, you are on the right track. Investing in a TV Antenna and watching free over-the-air channels right on the big projector screen is a treat to sore eyes.

TV Antenna

TV Antennas are easily available in the market in different sizes that you should get according to your place. If you live in a city, you do not have to get a large outdoor antenna.

However, if you are residing in a rural area. In that case, your indoor Antenna might struggle to catch signals, so you have to get the large Antenna that should be placed outside, preferably on the roof, to catch signals from a significant distance.

Steps to connect Projector to TV Antenna

  1. Examine the type of connectivity inputs your projector supports.
  2. Then get the TV tuner box accordingly because we have to connect this box to the projector directly instead of the TV Antenna.
  3. I assume you already invest in a TV Antenna according to your location. Grab a Coaxial input and attach it to the Antenna.
  4. Similarly, attach a TV Tuner to the projector via HDMI.
  5. Now, turn on the Tuner box and projector and start scanning TV channels.

The number of free channels you get exclusively depends on your location and your Antenna’s capability to convert over-the-air signals.


Hence, you can get the most out of your projector if you know the basics and dig deep into the features they offer. Well, don’t worry. We are here to cover everything you might need in the online world.

Stay tuned for more exciting ways to use your projector. For now, try the steps mentioned above to connect projector to TV Antenna, and let us know how many free channels you got.

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

How do I connect my Antenna to my projector?

Get the converter box and attach the Coax cable of the Antenna to it. Then, connect this converter box to the projector using an HDMI cable and start scanning TV channels.

How do I play TV through my projector?

You can play your TV to the big projector screen using one of the connectivity inputs your projector and TV must offer. Suppose your projector comes with an HDMI cable. So, put one end of the cable to your Smart TV, and the other end should attach to the projector. Now, turn on both devices and enjoy streaming content.

Can you watch normal TV on a projector?

Yes, you can watch normal TV on a projector screen in two ways. Either you can plug an HDMI cable and stream whatever is playing on the TV on a big screen. Or you can attach the projector to any converter box and catch over-the-air signals using a TV Antenna and enjoy regular TV channels.

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