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Will HDTV receiver work on regular TV ?

Discussion in 'HDTV Equipment (Closed Forum)' started by obrienaj, Jan 23, 2005.

  1. obrienaj

    obrienaj Godfather

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    I toying with the idea of getting am inexpensive HDTV receiver/tuner to receive OTA digital TV signals. I do not intend to use an HDTV capable TV/monitor, I intend to use a regular analog TV. Do all the HDTV receivers have the ability to convert the digital signal to a regular TV signal ?

    I'm interested in getting the DTV signals for potentially better reception of fringe stations and the extra "sub-band" programming that my local OTA networks provide. I'm not interested, at this point, in the extra definition pictures.
     
  2. DVDDAD

    DVDDAD Legend/Supporter DBSTalk Gold Club

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    Most will hook up to standard TV's using either S-video or RCA jacks. If the receiver you are interested in has these (which most do), you'll be all set.
     
  3. Capmeister

    Capmeister Large Hairless ApeCutting Edge: ECHELON '08

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    I'm selling one on the BUY/SELL/TRADE page for $200, if you like. :)
     
  4. Ladd

    Ladd New Member

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    I too am considering the purchase of an HDTV tuner (such as the LG LST4200A) for use with my SD Sony XBR2 (actual HDTV to come later). I know that I'll be able to receive over a dozen stations broadcasting in HD and was wondering if the receiver's down-sampled signal from those stations would look better on my set than the normal analog OTA signals.
     
  5. bnewt

    bnewt Godfather

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    From my limited experience, the digital signal will be an increase from your analog. At least it is for me. I have the Motorola HDT-101, and am fairly satisfied with it. I have not found a way to have the stb turn itself on if I wanted to record a program at a specific time. But then again, it is my first venture into the ota digital world. I do enjoy the dolby sound track that comes with the digital signal.
     

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