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Directv HD OTA question..

Discussion in 'DIRECTV HD DVR/Receiver Discussion' started by mp11, Apr 3, 2006.

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  1. mp11

    mp11 AllStar

    Apr 3, 2006
    What is the best OTA antenna at the best price out there? I currently have the Directv locals package but Directv doesn't broadcast them in HD. I know for a fact my local CBS broadcasts in HD and I'm tired of seeing the black bars on each side of the screen. My understanding is, setting up an OTA antenna will give me not only HD images, but also a full screen as does my current HD channels do now. Kinda new to all this. Sorry. :) Any help or tips would be appreciated.

    Also, how does the guide incorporate the OTA locals with the ones in my locals package? Thanks.
  2. boba

    boba Hall Of Fame

    May 23, 2003
    WWW.antennaweb.org may be a good starting point. There is no best antenna for OTA reception, there are many variables that affect reception the biggest is how far away is the furthest station you wish to receive. The geography of your area is the land flat or hilly. Do your broadcasters use UHF only or both UHF and VHF. The opposite side of the coin is there is no HDTV antenna all TV antenna designed over the last 50 years will be capable of receiving HDTV broadcasts.
  3. hysteric

    hysteric New Member

    Apr 10, 2006
    Is it even worth attempting to use an indoor/set-top antenna for HDTV OTA channels?

    I was looking at the selection at BB today and I'd estimate half the boxes were marked "returned item". :confused:
  4. Wolffpack

    Wolffpack Banned User

    Jul 29, 2003
    Depends on your location compared to the towers. I get all the HD OTA feeds available in Phoenix with a RS 15-1880 sitting on top of my equipment shelf. Looks a tad strange, but it does work!
  5. newsposter

    newsposter Hall Of Fame

    Nov 12, 2003
    mp11 how far are you from the towers? No one can help until you post that info plus your location. some channels are VHF but most are UHF. But if you are in chicago (dont think that is 'south' though), you gotta have vhf for example.
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