Join Date: Feb 2005
Location: Atlanta, Georgia
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Alright, I am totally clueless here about OTA HD programming. I have spent the majority of the weekend reasearching here and trying to figure things out and I am so confused, I don't even know where to begin.
First of all, I live in Dallas, GA, about 45 min NW of ATL. I have a 34" Sony Wega Widescreen that is HD capable. I have Directv service. Started thinking about getting HD and while looking things up here, came across OTA HD that I could get with an antenna and a HD tuner. And that is about as far as my knowledge goes.
Checked out Directv's HD package and it isn't too terribly bad, except for the fact that they said the locals aren't being broadcast in HD and also that the HD DVR costs $1000. So that eliminated that option for now.
Can anyone give me a basic rundown of what I need to get and what I need to do to get OTA HD content? Also, is there a way to use the same line that is coming from my satellite dish to my tv as the same line that would provide me the OTA shows? I could pay someone to fish another line through, but if I can avoid that, that would be great.
I tried searching here for antenna's, newbie, OTA HD and all the posts were still over my head. I am just looking for what HD tuner, antenna and whatever else I should get that will provide me with OTA HD.
If anyone knows any other options for me to get HD, I would also appreciate that. I love my tivo, but if I went HD with Directv, I would have to shell out a grand that I don't have right now for a HD tivo. Is there any way around this? I have to have tivo.
Anyways, I have written more than enough for now. I appreciate everyone's time, patience and help in this.
Thanks all in advance..........