I am moving into a new house soon that has a coaxial output in an outdoor covered patio. It's a perfect location to mount an outdoor TV, however I am wondering what practical options I have to get a good HD source without needing a set top box or other such device given this is outdoors?
I live in Southern California and my options for HDTV providers are basically Time Warner Cable, ATT U-Verse, and DirecTV. I am leaning towards U-verse from several friend's recommendations, yet I just don't know with any of these providers, whether it would be possible to get the HD programming without needing the set top box?
In case you were wondering, the coax jack runs back into the house into the master bedroom closet, if that means anything from a practical perspective. Perhaps an outdoor antenna could be an option for OTA HD? Not sure how that would work either -- where would this antenna physically be mounted? Would there need to be extensive re-wiring done to re-wire the coax jack to the mounted antenna? Maybe this is all just not worth it? Or maybe I should buy a TV with a built-in DVD and just accept watching DVD movies as the best we can do for now (without needing extra boxes)? All thoughtful comments appreciated, thanks!