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post #1 of 7 Old 07-25-2001, 05:34 AM - Thread Starter
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Do I still need an antenna to receive local HDTV signals or can I use the dish to receive payed local programming?
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Only Dish has a CBS HD feed from N.C. and you will probably need a waiver from your local CBS station. If you really want local DTV content (OTA) then you will need a antenna. There is no HD local signals available via any DBS system.
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I put in an antenna in my attic. I think my roof is the concrete type. Channel 2(CBS), 4(NBC), 5(KTLA) reception is poor but all the other channels are good. With this type of a reception will HDTV OTA signal be adequate?


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If your local DTV channels are all in the UHF band (and they probably are), you will be able to use a small(er) UHF antenna to receive the signals.

If you have an existing antenna and it is getting good reception of all the local UHF stations over the air, you will probably also get good reception of the DTV signals.

Go to www.titantv.com and see what is being broadcast in DTV and what the channel numbers are. If they are all 14 and higher, then they are all UHF.

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Yes you will need an OTA antenna. Do you have one on your roof already? Before you go out and spend $$$ on an antenna, check out
www.titantv.com

Also, do a search in this forum for antennas. You may be suprised that a UHF RS bowtie antenna is all you need.
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post #6 of 7 Old 07-27-2001, 04:05 PM
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FYI all DTV channel assginments are UHF only don't comfuse the PSIP remap function to the true channel number.

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Not all DTV stations are on the UHF band. It is true that all most are, but there a few cities with VHF DTV stations.

Please do not post information unless you are sure it is accurate, or add a disclaimer (...I'm not sure, but I think...).

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