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HD Receiver doesn't pass analog OTA signals???

Discussion in 'DIRECTV HD DVR/Receiver Discussion' started by SouthernSky, Jan 17, 2006.

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  1. SouthernSky

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    DirecTV H-10 with an all-digital plasma large screen. Three SD regular TV's in the house, hooked up to the same dish outside with a Terk 44 dish antenna and diplexed at the back of each of the four receivers are able to pick up all the analog stations.

    Yet on the digital TV, only digital stations come through. How can I get analog channels (like analog channel 5, not digital channel 5-1) to come through? Since not all local stations broadcast in digital here (and we don't get locals through satellite yet), how can I get the regular channels on the digital TV?

    I'm getting desperate. Thanks in advance!
     
  2. CCarncross

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    YOu need an NTSC tuner....like a VCR, or standalone analog tuner....

    The HD recievers only have ATSC tuners IIRC...and apparently your tv has nothing, or ATSC only?
     
  3. SouthernSky

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    There is nothing in the TV manual about ATSC/NTSC so I don't know. Would a brand new high-end TV not have NTSC capability integrated within?
     
  4. carl6

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    Very possible. Some high end tv's are really nothing more than a very expensive monitor with extra cost options for tuners or inputs. You might have a tuner, or you might have to buy one, or you may not even be able to add one. Depends on the tv. I would ask the dealer where you purchased it.

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  5. CCarncross

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    Was your tv an HD monitor, meaning no tuners, or does it have an actual RF coaxial input like a regular tv? The marketing terms can be confusing or sometimes even misleading, like HD-Ready, HD Monitor, etc...digital cable ready...
     
  6. SouthernSky

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    Well, there was no coax input but most of the HD sets I've seen don't use them, instead going for component video or HDMI.
     
  7. CCarncross

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    If there is no coaxial input on the tv, how would the signal get to any tuner built-in to the set? Component or HDMI connections are strictly video inputs, meaning the tuner is in the external device. You must be primarily looking at HD capable sets, not sets with tuners built-in....
     
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