I have a FlatWave FL5500 amplified HDTV antenna made by Winegard that I want to run into a Scientific Atlanta Explorer 8300HD PVR.
I live in a condo and the indoor antenna gives me over 20 some odd stations in crystal clear quality. I want the ability to record these channels, pause them, rewind, etc. Plus I run all cables to my TV, wirelessly, with an IOGEAR wireless 3D-HD kit, model GW3DHDKIT to my Sony 70 inch KDL-70R550A 3D TV. This has kept me from having to run messy wires up the wall or try to run wires and cables in the concrete walls to the TV which is mounted on a CHIEF PDR2000B wall mount. I also have a Sony Blu-ray player, BDP-S5100, connected to the IOGEAR using the HDMI.
I figured the Explorer 8300HD would help me kill two birds with one stone.
A) i hoped it would convert the antenna's coaxial output to an HDMI output. The IOGEAR only accepts HDMI, so if I want to keep the system "wireless" and avoid cables connecting straight to the TV, I need to get the antenna's Coaxial output into HDMI, so the IOGEAR can then "broadcast it".
B) it would allow me to be able to record shows, rewind, pause, etc.
I purchased the Explorer 8300HD and It tells me that it needs to activated. How do I activate the PVR when I don't have and don't want cable? I simply want a way to convert the coaxial to HDMI and a way to record, rewind and pause the shows I'm watching?
Thanks in advance for your help and expertise!