Join Date: May 2009
Location: I live on 140 acres about 30 miles South of Louisville KY, and have a 40 acre lake in my backyard. And no, I do not fish! In fact, I do not own a piece of fishing equipment to my name.
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If this question or topic has been discussed, which based on the number of posts on Pioneer monitors, probably exists somewhere, please forgive me and overlook my horrific affliction with ADD. Unfortunately when you have Attention Deficit Disorder and you also happen to be 51 years old, people tend to think that you are too lazy to look for answers yourself. I have Googled, Binged, Yahoo'd, and searched forums until I am beyond frustrated. I am hoping somebody will be willing to help me find some answers, in lieu of flaming me for not using the search feature, or figuring it out myself. I have truly tried, and cannot come up with a good answer or solution.
I live in a rural area where cable TV and high speed Internet do not exist. The only options that I have are all satellite based, which I had been a DirecTV subscriber from it's introduction, and rely on very expensive HughesNet for my Internet, which in no way can be described as high speed! I am allotted 475 mb per 24 hours, and if I go over that amount, I am subject to FAP mode (Fair Access Policy) which basically paralyzes your network to the point that you cannot open something as simple as a search engine website without it timing out. Obviously the option to stream movies or other programming is non-existent. I cancelled my DirecTV service several months ago and have relied solely on Blu rays and DVDs to entertain myself. Now with OTR programming being all digital, and more and more networks being created, plus the vastly improved technology of OTA antennas, it is now a viable option for me to utilize this free programming, which before was not an option due to my distance from the closest city that broadcasts, the analog signals, and the horrible options of antennas and other devices to capture these low definition broadcasts. Something that would be almost painful to watch, now that I have become accustomed to 1080p viewing around 85% of the time, and upconverting anything less than that with my source players.
What I am trying to find out, figure out, or learn, is what do I need, or what can I use as a tuner for my Pioneer Elite PRO-141FD, to be able to add an OTR antenna, and start using public programming? If there is a standalone device that is compatible with this monitor, that would be wonderful. If not, I need to know what I need, or can use to be able to accomplish this feat.
If there is such a device available, will it be able to provide a 1080p signal to the plasma panel, as it is my understanding that some of the OTR programming is a 1080p signal.
I can assure you that your help on this matter would be greatly appreciated, if there is someone out there that can give me the guidance that I need to figure this out.
Thank you in advance for your potential help,