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HDTV Tuner and Antenna Help

by drwolo / November 8, 2004 1:26 AM PST

Hi all,

do I need to have a HDTV compatiable TV to view HD channels if I have a HDTV Tuner and Antenna??

Thanks

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Re: HDTV Tuner and Antenna Help
by Rich_Bailey77 / November 12, 2004 11:11 AM PST

Not to just see the channels but to get the quality of signal that is available you do need to get a higer resolution TV. One that says HDTV compatible should do the trick. The key is the number of lines of resolution that the screen can display.

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Re: HDTV Tuner and Antenna Help
by TencUser / November 14, 2004 2:02 AM PST

The good news is you don't have to upgrade to DTV all at once.

You can view a DTV source -- on an analog TV by -- connecting the set-top-box like a Samsung HDTV receiver to an outdoor antenna.

With over-the-air DTV reception, you don't pay a monthly or per-program charge to watch TV - the broadcasts are free!

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Re: HDTV Tuner and Antenna Help
by THE_PUMA / November 16, 2004 1:27 PM PST

Just so there is no confusion. To see true HDTV you need the following.

1. Source (HD antenna, cable company, or sattelite)
2. Decoding device (can be either inside the TV "HD ready" or you need a seperate box "HD compatible"
3. An HDTV that has a "native resolution" of 720p (the resolution at which HDTV is broadcast).

Anything else is converted or altered in some way.

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tuner help
by acebreathe / January 14, 2005 4:28 PM PST

Yes you still need an HDTV compatible TV even if you have the tuner and the antenna. You can use an S Video feed and get a less than great picture but still better than with standard RCA composite jacks.

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