My LCD ATSC tuner will work, it even has an optical audio out I can connect to my receiver to get the surround sound.
I can't stand compression effects in supposedly HDTV. Every time I visit my brother-in-law he brags about his great dish setup but I get this nervous twitch watching all the originally crisp graphics get fuzzy edges. When I tell him he should connect an antenna, he kicks sand at me.
There is an Antenna In (FM) on the back of my receiver and all these free HDTV waves streaming in. I thought someone would connect the dots and stuff a tuner in the box with all the other video processing stuff.
Does anyone make an A/V receiver with ATSC tuner? I had heard that cable/dish folks compress HD so you will see compression effects on supposedly HD channels and that the over the air signals are not compressed and so no effects. Is this true? I have great reception where I am and still have an antenna on my roof (weird huh?) Yes, my LCD has an ATSC tuner, but I am in the market for a new AV receiver that I want to control everything.
ota signals are also compressed but usually less then sat and cable.
You might be able to find one of these type HDTV tuners fairly reasonable now. That would allow you to leave the TV on one input and just change inputs on the receiver.
I'm having trouble resisting the urge to upgrade.
For those of us with projectors, a tuner that does not require yet one more component would be a real asset. For those with flat screens the additional tuner would fill the PIP gap.
I had a Panasonic VCR DVD-R combo that had a HD tuner that worked great - but it would be better for me to have an AM/FM/ATSC receiver.
It seems like an obvious feature for an AV receiver that should not add substantially to the cost.