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I have a Direct TV guy coming on Saturday to replace my Verizon Fios. Getting a new Sharp 3D 60 inch LED display. Saving money for at least a year and a $150 Best Buy gift card. However, I can't get a handle on the difference in PQ. Some say Fios is far superior and others say the opposite. Also, I do believe the DVR is better on Direct. My main concern though even with saving some money is picture quality. Will I be able to tell? Thanks
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For your local channels you should hook up an antenna to get your local channels in HD. OTA HD has the best picture quality available.

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For your local channels you should hook up an antenna to get your local channels in HD. OTA HD has the best picture quality available.

I don't know of any current Direct TV receivers that have antenna connections
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You'd hook the antenna into the TV directly, not through the box.
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Some D* DVRs allow connection of an AM21 OTA add-on tuner, which integrates the OTA antenna channels into the guide. Adding OTA antenna channels also increases recording flexibility.
http://www.solidsignal.com/pview.asp?p=AM21

Re picture quality of D* vs OTA; in most cases you will not see a difference in PQ between the two sources. And if a local station has multiple OTA sub-channels, and if they send their feed to D*'s local receive/uplink facility via fiber, the PQ on D* may actually surpass OTA. YMMV.
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Please use specific topic titles. See my edit.

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Putting the OTA or locals via D* aside, I'd be willing to guess that FiOS would have an edge on PQ for the additional channels.

Let us know what you think after your D* hardware is installed.
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