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Every antenna is "HD Ready." There is nothing different about an "analog" versus an "HD ready" antenna... HDTV is simply a radio-frequency signal, just like analog TV. The frequencies are the same between analog and digital. The only difference is how that signal is modulated and the information on the signal.

Any television antenna that allows you to receive your local channels over the air *is* an HD ready antenna, whether it says so on the box or not.
 

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Amen!

In fact, any piece of wire you connect to your receiver that brings in a TV signal, is "HDTV ready"!

Imagine seeing a mustard container labeled as Hot Dog ready.

Bob
 

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robert koerner said:
Imagine seeing a mustard container labeled as Hot Dog ready.
Yeah... but is the same mustard container that is Hot Dog ready also Hamburger ready?

;)

But seriously... I always cringed when I was in the store and heard salespeople try to steer customers towards an "HD ready" antenna as if it were somehow magickally different than the other antennas... especially when the customer already had an antenna and was wondering if they had to buy something else.
 

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oldave said:
Every antenna is "HD Ready." There is nothing different about an "analog" versus an "HD ready" antenna... HDTV is simply a radio-frequency signal, just like analog TV. The frequencies are the same between analog and digital. The only difference is how that signal is modulated and the information on the signal.

Any television antenna that allows you to receive your local channels over the air *is* an HD ready antenna, whether it says so on the box or not.
I pick up all my local HD stations with an antenna that's older than I am (I'm 29.)
 
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