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What is OTA and why should I get it ?


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#21 OFFLINE   SNAP

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Posted 08 December 2006 - 02:47 PM

Thanks Bob.

Currently I have my OTA antenna plugged into the back of the receiver which is not an ATSC tuner. The TV has an ATSC tuner so to watch HD I have to hit the antenna button on the remote to switch from cable to antenna and then have to go into the menu for the TV and change that from cable to antenna. Will having the the H20 receiver, since it has an ATSC tuner, make that process any simpler??

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Posted 08 December 2006 - 03:51 PM

Thanks Bob.

Currently I have my OTA antenna plugged into the back of the receiver which is not an ATSC tuner. The TV has an ATSC tuner so to watch HD I have to hit the antenna button on the remote to switch from cable to antenna and then have to go into the menu for the TV and change that from cable to antenna. Will having the the H20 receiver, since it has an ATSC tuner, make that process any simpler??

Thanks,
Steve


MUCH simpler! Your HD OTA will appear in the normal guide of the H20 or HR20.

No buttons to push or settings to change.
If you put your mind to it you can accomplish anything.
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#23 OFFLINE   SNAP

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Posted 08 December 2006 - 03:57 PM

Thanks again.........HDTV is all new to me.

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Posted 08 December 2006 - 04:06 PM

Thanks again.........HDTV is all new to me.


Me too. I've had it since September. It's like getting broadband... Once you go forward you can never go back!
If you put your mind to it you can accomplish anything.
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Posted 08 December 2006 - 09:01 PM

Exactly........DTV is installing the HD dish on Sunday but since last Saturday[when I realized that I should connect my Terk TV25 to the receiver's ant. input and put the plasma on ant. input and started moving the TV25 around behind the TV and all of a sudden the Army-Navy game came in so clear like I was looking out my window, I was hooked. The only thing I cant do w/the antenna set up is hook the audio up to the amp for 5.1....but that'll end on Sunday too. The antenna will stay behind the TV until I install my TV35 on the roof. I think I'll ask the DTV guys if they'll do it.

QUOTE=Radio Enginerd;745962]Me too. I've had it since September. It's like getting broadband... Once you go forward you can never go back![/QUOTE]

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Posted 09 December 2006 - 12:06 PM

I live in Riverside and usa an RCA from Home Depot, they have 2 so get the better one. I think it was $69 when I bought it. Also need a mount and a pole. All I use it for is PBS (great picture) and channel 4's weather sub channel. To me it isn't a MUST have, just a nice add on. You have to decide for yourself if it's worth the effort.

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Posted 10 December 2006 - 09:56 AM

Godfather,

The DTV tech is here now. I have a Terk TV35....I'll ask him to install it on the dish so I can get the locals that arent available on DTV....any tips on how much I should give him??..Any tips I should know to ask him??

Thanks,
Steve

Me too. I've had it since September. It's like getting broadband... Once you go forward you can never go back!






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