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Question about potential over-the-air set up

I have an analog tv with non-digital cable. Currently, I have the cable wire on a splitter to send the signal through my VCR & DVD recorder. I am interested in trying to receive the OTA digital channels available in my area. I've spent the better portion of today looking at multitudes of digital tv sites & am now thoroughly confused.

Can anyone point me in the direction of what I'd need (as in a converter box, an antenna... a miracle?) to perform this task. I have a Sony Trinitron flat screen tv (analog) with one coaxial/RF input. The VCR is a Sony, also with one coaxial/RF input. My Panasonic DVD recorder also has one coaxial/RF input.

Am I safe to atleast think that I need a coaxial T adapter so that I don't end up with the cable leading into, say, the VCR & the digital OTA channels in the DVD recorder? I'm hoping to have both the cable & OTA channels run through both devices.

My tv essentially just acts as a receiver to the input going through either the VCR or DVD recorder. I just need some advice on what to purchase & how to wire things up.

Thanks to anyone that can help & let me know if anymore info is needed, though I hope I've already mentioned what's needed.

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First off. . .

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you'll not see any improvement in picture while using the analog TV. If you're expecting to watch digital TV and be amazed, it won't happen. The digital converter boxes simply decode the digital signal and output it as an analog signal.

That being said, to receive digital signals you'll need an external antenna and a converter box. Split the signal from the antenna to any device. But you're going to be limited on inputs. If each device has one coax input, and you wind up with two sources. . .

To receive digital signals and be amazed at High Definition, you are going to have to buy an HD TV.

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So then...

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I should look into an RF modulator & find one with two inputs. Okay, so at least I was in the ballpark.

Yeah, the picture quality I'm not concerned about. My interest lies solely in trying to get these additional channels.

Thanks!

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Don't waste your time and effort because...

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it's very likely they are broadcasting the same programs as on the regular channels.

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