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Old 01-27-2016, 08:25 AM - Thread Starter
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Digital TV?Receiver

I cut the cord awhile ago. I only have a Blu Ray connected to my ONKYO Receiver and Projector.
How can I get Digital TV sure as my Local Channels CBS, Fox, ABC onto it without Dish or Internet?
Do they make a converter that plugs into a HDMI Jack. I google it but nothing really states what I'm looking for. I want to watch the superbowl on the big screen if I can
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I went to Amazon and typed in HDMI OTA Tuner and saw a few products that are ATSC tuners with HDMI outputs. If you have a HTPC you could also get a USB tuner and do it that way. One product is the Channel Master CM-7001. You will also need an antenna.
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The boss picked up a couple of no-name, no frills digital boxes off Amazon back before Christmas that are basically generic, clunk versions of the CM box. Under $30. They work okay.

You can also walk into just about any Walmart in the country and pick up an RCA Branded box for $49.87. Fully HD output, add a USB hard drive for DVR functionality. Not certain if it includes the HDMI cable or not. You can expect it to be fairly bare bones as far as features go.

The tuner box is only part of the solution, you'll still need an appropriate antenna. That's an additional item that's location-specific. What works okay for one person may or may not work for you and vice versa. If you follow the instructions in this post: and tell us about your surroundings (including any constraints), we can advise you with a decent level of confidence.

The major Sacramento stations all are located in the Walnut grove area and, if you want everything, it's strongly recommended that you get an antenna that does both UHF and VHF well.

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