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Will HDTV receiver work on regular TV ?


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#1 OFFLINE   obrienaj

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Posted 23 January 2005 - 11:26 AM

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.
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Posted 23 January 2005 - 11:39 AM

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.
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Posted 23 January 2005 - 02:11 PM

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.


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#4 OFFLINE   Ladd

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Posted 30 January 2005 - 08:29 PM

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. .....

I'm not interested, at this point, in the extra definition pictures.

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.

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Posted 10 February 2005 - 11:41 AM

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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