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    Viewing HD channels with UHF antenna???

    Hey guys, I read somewhere that you can pick up local channels in HD with a UHF antenna? Anybody know anything about this? How does it work and what do I need to do to get it?? Any info would be great!

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    Tain't no big thang.

    If your local channels broadcast in HD, it's done on a UHF channel. All you need is a HDTV with a built in ATSC tuner and a decent UHF TV antenna. Most current rooftop TV antennas already have these built in.

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    http://www.antennaweb.org/aw/Address.aspx

    Go to above site and type in your address and ZIP. It will provide you will a list of off air digital channels. I kept 5 channels out of 7, adn they all come in crystal clear.

    AS MarkW mentioned, but sure that your TV has a built in HD tuner.

    Peace,

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    Quote Originally Posted by jrhymeammo
    http://www.antennaweb.org/aw/Address.aspx

    Go to above site and type in your address and ZIP. It will provide you will a list of off air digital channels. I kept 5 channels out of 7, adn they all come in crystal clear.

    AS MarkW mentioned, but sure that your TV has a built in HD tuner.

    Peace,
    If your TV doesn't have a built in tuner, you need a HD reciever to decode the signal and then send the decoded signal to your TV. They can run about $50. Or, if you have sat, your HD reciver (if you have one) should have an input for HD off-air signals. Thats how I get my locals in HD.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Groundbeef
    If your TV doesn't have a built in tuner, you need a HD reciever to decode the signal and then send the decoded signal to your TV. They can run about $50.
    To start off, you need an ATSC (digital) tuner to get an OTA digital signal, but not all ATSC tuners are capable of outputting a HD signal.

    Much like all spiders are bugs but not all bugs are spiders.

    I did a scan for a standalone HD tuners a few weeks ago and they all seemed to come in well over $200. A "digital" (ATSC) tuner (not HT) is a bit less.

    I could always be wrong and welcome any other options.

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    Quote Originally Posted by markw
    To start off, you need an ATSC (digital) tuner to get an OTA digital signal, but not all ATSC tuners are capable of outputting a HD signal.

    Much like all spiders are bugs but not all bugs are spiders.

    I did a scan for a standalone HD tuners a few weeks ago and they all seemed to come in well over $200. A "digital" (ATSC) tuner (not HT) is a bit less.

    I could always be wrong and welcome any other options.
    My brother just picked up a dvd recorder at wal-mart with a ATSC tuner built in, I wonder if it puts out HD, he does not have a hd tv to try it out on. The reason i wonder about it is because i have a HD ready tv only, And for now im useing a dish 621 hd receiver for my OTA signal, If i ever get in to a hell of a fight with dish, which im sure some day i will and tell them to come a get there stuff will something like my brother has work for OTA signal.

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    Quote Originally Posted by s dog
    My brother just picked up a dvd recorder at wal-mart with a ATSC tuner built in, I wonder if it puts out HD, he does not have a hd tv to try it out on. The reason i wonder about it is because i have a HD ready tv only, And for now im useing a dish 621 hd receiver for my OTA signal, If i ever get in to a hell of a fight with dish, which im sure some day i will and tell them to come a get there stuff will something like my brother has work for OTA signal.
    A STANDARD DVD recorder can't give you a hidef recording, but a hidef converted
    to standard can give a better recording.
    I have the line in on my DVD recorder hooked to my cablebox, the recordings always look better than OTA off of my DVD tunrer.
    I doubt if you could watch the hd tuner on your DVd player on HDTV, but I don't have much experience with these hybrid deals (zero as a matter of fact)
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