Tivodaddy- Thanks for the response
I live in a condo, so my regular atenna is on the roof. Right now I am able to get ktla and kcal in HDTV along with a couple of UHF channels. All the rest are in normal mode. Do I need to buy a special antenna that is capable of recieving HD, and if so why am I only able to receive ktla and kcal in HD, and not the rest? Does this antenna need to be able to totate to recieve HD channels?
I am thinking I might be able to get away with all the locals in HD until I decide what I want to do with cable or satellite. But eventually I will need espn, and tnt in HD (I watch mostly sports but my wife will want the discovery, hbo as soon as she finds out they are in HD).
Cable seems the logical choice, but I will see what Dave/DTV will do for me, even DISH. Currently I pay $45.00 for only basic. Maybe a free dish upgrade and some free programming will help me stay.
As far as cable goes, I was told by CHARTER CSR that I can get 1 HD DVR, expanded cable package, all movie channels and hd tier for $39.99 first 3/months, ~$65 next 9/months and then $80.00/month after that. Does that sound like a good deal?
Not to mention I think I will need to buy a new receiver. My 6 year old onkyo (dTX-DS656) does not have a dvi/hdmi input/output, only digital optical and coaxial. I think I need it because I rought all my equipment through my receiver then the TV so I can use my surround sound system. Also my POS APEX DVD is not progressive scan, so looks like I'll need another new piece of equipment. To bad they didnt have a DVD built in to the TV.
Thanks for any help.
Originally Posted by TivoDaddy
The first thing you should do is see if you will be able to get decent reception from OTA signals since it since you already have an OTA HD tuner. Go to to see what you can pick up from your house.
Currently the HD channels available through Charter's HD-tier are:
770 - HDNet Movies
771 - HDNet
773 - ESPN HD
775 - Discovery HD
777 - HBO-HD
778 - Showtime-HD
781 - KTTV-DT (Fox)
784 - KNBC-DT
785 - KTLA-DT (WB)
787 - KABC-DT
They will be adding KCBS HD ch 782, KCET HD ch 786, and TNT HD ch 792 shortly.