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OTA HD question(s)

Discussion in 'DIRECTV HD DVR/Receiver Discussion' started by keeferb, Aug 24, 2006.

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  1. keeferb

    keeferb AllStar

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    Hi all,

    We currently have 2 tv’s….one 27” Toshiba analog and one 42” Panasonic EDTV. All of the locals have now converted to HD so we’re thinking about getting an attic OTA antenna to pull in the HD locals. The EDTV has a built-in tuner so I’m assuming I can just run the OTA feed directly to that tv. What I’m wondering is if we’ll be able to watch the OTA feed on our 27”. Would we be able to pick up a non-HD broadcast of the locals also? Or won’t we see anything?

    Thanks.
     
  2. mjones73

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    If your 27" has an analog tuner, you'll just be able to get any analog stations you might pick up.
     
  3. heathramos

    heathramos Legend

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    assuming the antenna picks up the vhf signals as well
     
  4. keeferb

    keeferb AllStar

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    good point...the HD locals are all UHF and so is the antenna I'm looking at.

    Thanks!
     
  5. jsherm007

    jsherm007 AllStar

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    a UHF can pick up the VHF, even if its not completely designed for it. My UHF only antenna picks up VHF signals from 80+ miles away in Minneapolis.
     
  6. keeferb

    keeferb AllStar

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    Interesting. Are you picking up the HD locals from Mpls also? What antenna do you have? I live just across the MN/WI border and am going after the Mpls HD locals. We are about 23 miles from the Shoreview towers and the Terrestrial DB4 UHF w/ pre-amp has been recommended as a good attic antenna. I'm setting it up this weekend so with a little luck maybe I'll pull in the non-HD locals for our analog tv.
     
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